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Feltmate, David

TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentSociology, Anthropology, & Geography
OfficeCollege of Public Policy & Justice
Office LocationLiberal Arts 144G
Phone334 244-3391

Dr. Feltmate teaches Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and The Sociology of Religion. Trained as a sociologist of religion in the University of Waterloo’s Joint-Ph.D. Program in Religious Studies with Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada), Dr. Feltmate specializes in the sociology of religion, religion and popular culture, religious diversity, the sociology of humor, and sociological theory. His ongoing research interests lie in the ways that people have used humor to discuss religious issues in the public and private spheres and the politics of controversial representations of different religious groups in North America. His articles have appeared in online and print journals and he is currently revising and expanding his dissertation “Springfield’s Sacred Canopy: Religion and Humour in The Simpsons” for publication.