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Daniel Vaca is a historian of religion in North America and specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. His writing and teaching explores the diverse cultures of thought, practice, and discourse within which Americans have made sense of their worlds, understood themselves, and engaged others. Professor Vaca's current research analyzes the ongoing dialogue between economic activity, media, and religious life. He currently is revising a book manuscript entitled Book People: Commercial Media and the Making of American Evangelicalism, which traces the history of the evangelical Protestant book industry from the end of the nineteenth century to the present, explaining how the production and circulation of religious books helped generate evangelical devotional culture and social identity. Before coming to Brown, Professor Vaca received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and held a postdoctoral appointment at Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion. He received previous degrees from Cambridge University and the College of William and Mary.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Religious Studies
Phone: 401-863-5819
E-mail: daniel_vaca@brown.edu

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