Kathryn Lofton

Kathryn Lofton is Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, History and Divinity at Yale University, and serves as the chair of the Religious Studies department and as deputy dean for Diversity and Faculty Development. Previously, she was editor-at-large of The Immanent Frame and co-curator (with John Lardas Modern) of Frequencies. A specialist in nineteenth and twentieth-century U.S. religions, she has written on the histories of evangelicalism, consumerism, African American religion, and the academic study of religion. Her first book, Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon, was published by the University of California Press in 2011. She is currently researching several subjects, including the culture concept of the Goldman Sachs Group and the religious contexts of Bob Dylan. Read Kathryn Lofton's interview with Nathan Schneider.