Materializing the Bible is a collaborative project based at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio, USA). Meet the site curators:
Project Director: James S. Bielo
James is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Miami University. He is the author of Words upon the Word (NYU, 2009); Emerging Evangelicals (NYU, 2011); Anthropology of Religion: The Basics (Routledge, 2015); editor of The Social Life of Scriptures (Rutgers, 2009); and, a co-curator of AnthroCyBib. Dr. Bielo teaches courses in cultural and linguistic anthropology, ethnography, religion, American communities, and globalization. His interest in materializing the Bible stems from his fieldwork on the making of a biblical theme park in Kentucky. Contact James at email@example.com.
Research Assistant: Claire Vaughn
Claire is an Anthropology major at Miami University (’20). She enjoys writing, blogging, and reading about cultural differences and the places people encounter. The Materializing the Bible project interests her because it explores a global phenomenon, and a desire people have to experience what they read in sacred scriptures. Contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amanda White (Miami University '17: Linguistics and Strategic Communication double major)