M. Gail Hamner

Gail Hamner is Professor of Religion at Syracuse University where she teaches religion and culture through film, media theory, Continental philosophy and feminist theory. She serves as affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies in Film and Screen Studies. She is the author of American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy(Oxford: 2002), Religion and Film:  The Politics of Nostalgia(Palgrave: 2012), and numerous essays on religion, film, and affect theory. She is currently writing a book she shorthands as Religion and Public Affect that looks at Hollywood films, global public affects, and the figuring the religious through marginalized bodies.

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