Independent Minds, Working Together
Jeremy Rapport

Jeremy Rapport

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department/Affiliation: Religious Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 330-263-2098
Office Address: 127 Kauke
Email

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Kansas 1998
  • M.A., University of Kansas 2002
  • Ph.D., Indiana University 2010

Courses Taught

  • RELS 100: Religious Thought and Action
  • RELS 130: American Religious Communities
  • RELS 239: Global Christianity
  • RELS 241: New Religious Movements
  • RELS 265: Religion and Science in American History

Teaching and Research Interests

Primary: American Religious History, New and Alternative Religious Movements in America, American Metaphysical Religions

Secondary: Theories and methods for the study of religion, religion and popular culture

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Louise McNutt Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Indiana University Department of Religious Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Future Faculty Teaching Fellow, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 2006-2007
  • Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award, Fall 2006
  • Chancellor's Fellow, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002-2006
  • Graduate Research Award, 2001, Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas, "The Construction of Authority in Falun Gong."
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Organization of American Historians
  • American Society of Church History

Publications

  • "Corresponding to the Rational World: Scientific Language and Rationales in Christian Science and the Unity School of Christianity." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emerging Religions.  Vol. 14, No. 4
  • "Eating for Unity: Vegetarianism in the Early Unity School of Christianity." Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2009.
  • "Oahspe," "The Seventh-day Adventists," and "Urantia."  Articles in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices.  J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, eds.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC/CLIO, 2002.
  • In Press: "New Religious Movements: Nineteenth Century." Encyclopedia of Religion in America.  Charles Lippy and Peter Williams, eds., Christian Quarterly Press.
  • In Press: "The Amana Society" and "Jemima Wilkinson." Encyclopedia of The American Counterculture.  Gina Misiroglu, ed., M.E. Sharpe Publishers.