Hillary Kaell completed her doctorate in American Studies at Harvard University, specializing in the history and practice of North American Christianity. She is author of Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage (New York University Press, 2014) and editor of Everyday Sacred: Religion in Contemporary Quebec (McGill-Queens University Press, 2017). Her current FQRSC-funded project examines the development of a global Christian imaginary through the lens of child sponsorship programs.
Dr. Kaell has written for popular audiences online and in print, and collaborated on a number of public education projects, including as a paid consultant on the PBS television series God in America. Currently, she co-curates the Anthrocybib website and co-hosts the New Books in Religion podcast. At Concordia, she teaches courses related to U.S. Christian history, material religion, and anthropology.
She is a faculty fellow with Concordia’s Center for Sensory Studies and has just signed on as co-editor of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion’s book series at Palgrave Macmillan press.