Dana Logan

Dana Logan earned her Ph.D. in religious studies from Indiana University and comes to Washington University most recently from a teaching position at Mercyhurst University. Focused on the role of religious ritual in democracy, her current work reframes American “civility” as a specific set of rituals historically developed by elite Protestants and carefully crafted as religious but un-sectarian gestures; her project aims to explain the religious heritage of these mores and the context in which they operate in contemporary U.S. society.

She will teach a spring 2017 course, “Performing Religion, Ritualizing Gender.”