Clemson University

Religious Transformation in Indian Territory

Jennifer Graber, a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a public presentation on American religion.

She works on religion and violence and inter-religious encounters in American prisons and on the American frontier. Her first book, The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America, explores the intersection of church and state during the founding of the nation’s first prisons.
Her latest book, The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West, considers religious transformations among Kiowa Indians and Anglo Americans during their conflict over Indian Territory, or what is now known as Oklahoma. Professor Graber teaches undergraduate classes on the history of religion in the United States, religion in the American West, Native American religions, and religious freedom. She teaches graduate seminars on religion and violence, religion and empire, and approaches to the study of religion in the US.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Hardin Hall, 233
403 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Event Type

Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Humanities Hub


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Philosophy and Religion

Target Audience

All Audiences

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Lee Morrissey

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Individuals requiring accommodations, please contact Dr. Lee Morrissey, (864) 656 3151, as early as possible prior to the event to help ensure availability