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Tamara Van Dyken

Tamara Van DykenTamara Van Dyken

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009

Fields: United States Religious History, Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, History Education

Office:  Cherry Hall 230A

Phone:  (270) 745-2994



Research Interests

My research focuses on evangelicalism and fundamentalism in late nineteenth and twentieth century America, specifically the intersection of evangelical Protestantism and American culture. Currently, I am exploring the development of evangelical feminism in America from the 1970s through the 1990s and its role in defining postmodern evangelicalism as well as second-wave feminism.


Teaching Interests

In addition to teaching the second half of Western Civilization and the United States survey, I have taught upper level period courses including the United States 1900-1945 and the United States since 1945 as well as topical courses in the History of Religion in America, Evangelicalism and Politics in America, and the History of Sport.


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