Deborah Whitehead is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She holds a doctorate in religious studies from Harvard University (2006) and MA and BA degrees in religious studies and philosophy from Florida State University. She is author of William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture (Indiana University Press, 2015).  Her research interests include the work of William James, American philosophy and theology, U.S. religious history, religion and media, religion and popular culture, and religion, gender and sexuality. She is author of several articles on these topics and is currently at work on her second book, Christian Evangelicals and Digital Media: The Mediated Gospel in America, with Routledge.  She is co-chair of the Women and Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion, steering committee member for the Religion, Media and Culture and Pragmatism and Empiricism in Religious Thought Groups at the AAR, and editorial board member of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.