Jackson, MS

July 8, 2010 – August 10, 2010

Annie Blazer is a scholar of American culture.  She received her PhD in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Religion and Culture.  For the past two years, Annie has been teaching classes on religion and popular culture at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.  In the fall, she will be moving to Princeton, NJ as a Research Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion.  While at Princeton, Annie will complete her forthcoming book, Faith on the Field: Sports, Gender, and Evangelicalism.  As a scholar, Annie is interested in anthropologically investigating how people make meanings and how late capitalist consumerism affects these meanings.  At Elsewhere, Annie will explore this relationship by observing how artists use American consumer culture creatively.