by Jane Terry
MSU Religious Studies alumna, Dr. Rachel M. (McBride) Lindsey (B.A., 2006), was recently hired as the Associate Director for the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Lindsey will have direct oversight of the Center’s curricular developments, the new minor in religion and politics, and student programming, among other areas.
Almost immediately after her arrival in St. Louis, Dr. Lindsey helped organize and promote the U.S. Religion and Politics in Multidisciplinary Perspective conference, being held today (4 September) at Washington University, featuring the installations of Professors R. Marie Griffith and Leigh E. Schmidt. She hasn’t forgotten her friends at MSU, however, and promises to inform us of any events that might benefit our Religious Studies students and faculty.
Recalling her performance as a student here at MSU, we are certain she brings energy, ideas, and industry to her new job! And, as she explains, she is happy to be back in the “Show-Me” state:
“As a native Missourian, I am especially enthused to be back in the shadow of the Arch working with students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and local, regional, and state communities to map, address, and understand some of the most electrifying and consequential issues in the nation’s history.”
Dr. Lindsey earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012 and taught in the religion department at Florida State University before joining the Danforth Center this summer. Full story here: