Kathryn Gin Lum
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Kathryn Gin Lum is Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department in collaboration with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford. She is affiliated with American Studies, Asian American Studies, and History (by courtesy). Her teaching and research focus on the lived ramifications of religious beliefs and on the intersections between religion and race in America. Her first book, Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2014), asks how widespread belief in hell influenced Americans’ perceptions of themselves and the rest of the world in the first century of nationhood. She is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History and is developing a book on the history of the “heathen” in America.

Professor Gin Lum received her B.A. from Stanford and her Ph.D. from Yale.

On research leave 2015-16.