Amanda Baugh is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge and joined the department in 2012. Dr. Baugh received her PhD from Northwestern University’s Department of Religious Studies in 2012, and holds a MA from Northwestern University and a BA from Hendrix College.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Amanda Baugh specializes in the study of religion and American culture, focusing on the intersections of religion and environmental concern. Her research explores power dynamics related to race, ethnicity, and class in the "greening" of American religion. She is revising her dissertation research, an ethnographic study of an interfaith environmental group in Chicago, into a book manuscript.
Dr. Baugh’s teaching interests include the study of religion and ecology, religion and American culture, and religious studies theory.
Served as a co-chair for the Religion, Ecology, and Culture section of the Midwest American Academy of Religion.
Religion and Cities group steering committee, American Academy Religion.
International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture and the American Studies Association.