About Us

Dr. Dan W. Clanton, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Doane University. His research interests include aesthetic interpretations of biblical literature as well as the intersection between religion and (popular) culture. Along these lines, he has presented and/or published on topics such as the depiction of religion in the NBC drama Law & Order; the view of Hanukkah in such shows as Friends and South Park; the portrayal(s) of Jesus in modern American popular culture; how sexual violence is understood in the Prophetic books and on television police procedurals like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; and the overlap between the book of Jonah and the comic book series Jonah Hex. He edited or co-edited two books published in 2012: The End Will Be Graphic: Apocalyptic in Comic Books and Graphic Novels; and Understanding Religion and Popular Culture. Along with Terry Ray Clark, he is to co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of the Bible in American Popular Culture.  In addition to spending time with his family and reading comic books, he enjoys collecting and listening to jazz and classical music, and watching far too much television.

Tim Hill is a professor of Political Science at Doane University. Sometimes he bakes cookies.


About Our Editor, the inestimable Bryan Kelley:

Bryan Kelley graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA (Distinction) in Religion and Political Life in 2015. He had previously received a BA cum laude at Colorado College in 2011, where he double majored in political science and religion. His research interests include studying how and why governments legally define religion in particular ways; the effects of inclusion and exclusion from such a designation, particularly for new religious movements and religious minorities; and interactions between governments and religious groups more broadly. Bryan has also spent three years working in bipartisan public policy research with organizations in Denver, Colorado and Washington, DC. He can be found on Twitter @bryankelleybpk or contacted at bryanpatrickkelley (at) gmail dot com.






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