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Eileen Luhr is associate professor of history at California State University, Long Beach. Her work analyzes the intersection of religion, culture, and politics in the recent past. She is the author of Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture (UC Press, 2009). Her new research focuses on how processes of globalization necessitated religious experimentation at home and abroad, tracing the dynamic histories of American belief systems in the recent past.
Her monograph, Witnessing Suburbia: Conservatives and Christian Youth Culture (University of California Press, 2009), examines changes to evangelicalism amid Sunbelt migrations and the expansion of consumer culture since 1968. Her new book project, Pilgrims’ Progress: American Religion in the Global Marketplace, examines how processes of globalization caused religious experimentation at home and abroad.