Ann W. Duncan

Associate Professor of Religion

VM 155
410-337-3011
ann.duncan@goucher.edu


Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2010

M.A., University of Virginia, 2005

A.B., Duke University, 2000


Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

American Religious History

Religion and Social Reform

Motherhood and American Christianity

Religion and Politics

New Religious Movements 


Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

BOOKS:

The Universe is Indifferent: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Mad Men, Ann Duncan and Jacob Goodson, Eds. (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming 2016).

Church and States Issues in America Today, 3 vols., Ann W. Duncan and Steven L. Jones, eds. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008).



ARTICLES:  

"The Impossibility of Complacency: Scripture in the Life and Writings of Jane Addams," Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, forthcoming.

"Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment: 'Nones' and Religious Experience in the Twenty-first Century," Nova Religio 19:1 (August 2015).

"Motherhood, Faith, Feminism and the Legacy of the 2008 Presidential Election", Journal of the Motherhood Initiative 5:1, Spring/Summer 2014.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

"Binding Ourselves to the Truth: Quakerism and the Paradox of Liberated Motherhood, Angels on Earth: Mothering in Religious and Spiritual Contexts, Ed. by Vanessa Reimer, Demeter Press, forthcoming.

"Jane Addams," Signs and Wonders: American Philosophers Read Scripture, ed. By Jacob L. Goodson, Fordham University Press, forthcoming.  

"Motherhood," The Universe is Indifferent: Philosophical and Theological Reflections on Mad Men, ed. by Ann W. Duncan and Jacob L. Goodson, Cascade Books, forthcoming 2016.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:

From the 'Mommy Wars' to the Mother of God: Motherhood, Faith and New Directions in Feminist Scholarship, Panelist for "New Plantings: Emerging Scholars Vision the Future of Feminist Theology and Scholarship", Women's Caucus, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (November 2015).  

Childbirth as Religious Performance for Quaker and Mormon Women, Religion and the Body Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (November 2014).  

Scriptural Study in the Liberal Arts College Classroom, Scriptural Reasoning Academic Network Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (November 2014).  

Jane Addams and Matthew 16, Scriptural Reasoning Section, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Newburgh, NY (March 2014).  

Social Justice and a City in Crisis: Baltimore's Catholic Charities and Viva House, Religion and Politics Section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (November 2013).  

Respondant, Proper(ties), Florida State University Religion and Law Conference, Tallahassee, FL (March 2013).  

New Paradigms of Social Change: Faith-Based Charities and the Challenge of Same-Sex Marriage Initiatives, Florida State University Religion and Law Conference, Tallahassee, FL (March 2013).  

Redefining Religious Experience for the Twenty-first Century: Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., Religion in America Section, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD (March 2013)