Image-5 crop 2Cara Burnidge is an assistant professor of religion in the Department of Philosophy & World Religions at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research and teaching interests include the history of religion in the United States, method and theory in Religious Studies, and the study of religion, secularism, and empire. Her essay “Religious Influences on U.S. Foreign Policy” is available in full text through Oxford University Press and her book, A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order, is available at the University Chicago Press. Cara discusses both of these works (and more!) in a recent interview with Research on Religion podcast.

As a recipient of a 2017 UNI Faculty Summer Fellowship, Cara will spend Summer 2017 researching her next project at Archives II in College Park, Maryland and attending the annual meeting for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in Arlington, Virginia.