Christopher M. Driscoll, Ph.D. is assistant professor of Religion Studies, American Studies, and Africana Studies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA (beginning Fall 2018). Driscoll is a scholar of race, religion, and culture, and historical and contemporary white U.S. and European religious, philosophical, and theological thought and traditions, hip hop culture, and existentialisms/ humanisms, and has lectured across the U.S. and Europe on these themes. His interdisciplinary work combines social, critical, philosophical, and hermeneutical theories and methods within the academic study of religion. Driscoll is author of White Lies: Race & Uncertainty in the Twilight of American Religion (Routledge, 2015), co-author (with Monica R. Miller) of the forthcoming Method as Identity in the Academic Study of Religion (under contract with Lexington Books); invited guest editor of a 2011 special issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion on the topic of hip hop and religion, co-editor (with Monica R. Miller and Anthony B. Pinn) of Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning (under contract with Routledge), and co-editor (with The CERCL Writing Collective) of Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip Hop – A Guide to Key Issues (Fortress Press, 2014).
Assistant Professor of Religion Studies