Omri Elisha

Omri Elisha is assistant professor of anthropology at Queens College of the City University of New York. His first book, Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches (University of California Press, 2011), is an ethnographic study of socially engaged evangelicals affiliated with conservative megachurches and faith-based organizations in East Tennessee. His research on evangelicalism has also appeared in scholarly journals such as Cultural Anthropology and Social Analysis, as well as popular blogs such as The Revealer, Religion Dispatches, and The Immanent Frame. He has been a Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, and was awarded the 2009 Cultural Horizons Prize by the Society for Cultural Anthropology.