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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Mississippi

Lecture: Evangelical Christianity and the Logic of Heterosexuality

Kelsy Burke
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Dr. Kelsy Burke’s book, Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet (2016, UC Press), shows how online dialogue on Christian message boards and blogs both reinforces and reimagines religious rules about gender, marriage, and what counts as sexually normal and good. For her talk, “Evangelical Christianity and the Logic of Heterosexuality,” Burke will examine how conservative evangelicals justify a wide range of sexual practices and pleasures within the confines of religious orthodoxy and heterosexuality.

Part of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology 2018 Spring Lecture Series.