Hi! And Welcome!

Faculty HeadshotI’m an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, where I research and teach undergraduate courses on American Religions.

My teaching approach and philosophy center on bringing students into my field as novice scholars. Whether a student is a Religious Studies major or minor or only enrolled for core credit, my goal is to model critical thinking and scholarship to my students and assign readings and assessments that prompt them to follow me into my field.

My research  is interdisciplinary, archive- and narrative-driven, and seeks to unpack complicated moments in American religious history. My contribution and place in the field of American religions is being a storyteller and a critic.

You can follow me on Twitter @clark_ems. You can still check out my old wordpress site, including the blog archive here.