Religious Studies

M. Cooper Harriss is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington. His research examines religious thought, belief, and practice in diverse American cultures and identities. He has written on Nat Turner, Bob Dylan, Zora Neale Hurston, the contemporary musical genre known as Death Gospel, the cultural history of African-American preaching, and music albums as eschatological narratives. He is the author of Things Which Are Not Seen: Race, Religion, and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Theology and The Word and its Contradiction: Divining Irony in African-American Religion and Culture.

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