Kate Kelley

Kate Kelley
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PhD, University of Missouri, English / Folklore and Culture Studies, Graduate Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2019

MA, University of Missouri, English / Critical Theory. University of Missouri, 2006

MPhil., Stirling University, Religion, Culture and Critical Theory, 2003

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies, 2002

Research and Teaching

Religion and Race in the U.S., Religion and Popular Culture, Folklore and Culture.


Pronouns: she/her

Kate Kelley is an interdisciplinary scholar and teacher. Her work examines the question, ‘what does it mean to be human?’ at the intersection of identity, religion, and race.

Awards and Honors

Nominee, Professor of the Year, Mizzou Athletics Roars (2021)

Nominee, Professor of the Year, Mizzou Athletics Roars (2022)

Winner, College-level Course Award for “Religion in Science Fiction” ADEIL: Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (2018)