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Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

Office
Hours
AD 253
M/W 10:30am-Noon
T/Th: 1:30-3pm
Phone (210) 283-6344
Email AmbroseA@uiwtx.edu
Currently
Teaching

RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity
RELS 3329 Religion in America
RELS 3343 Sacred Spaces: Christian &
                    Comparative Perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

  •  Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
  • M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology
  • B.A. University of Cincinnati

Areas of Interest:

History of Christianity; Christianity and Film; Mariology; History of Religious Observance.

Publications:

 “Appealing to the Movie Mind: The 1926 International Eucharistic Congress and the Rise of Epic Film in America.   U.S. Catholic Historian, 34:3 (Summer 2016), 51-73.

 “Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots                             Movement,” presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2016.

 “A Lord and His Lady:  The Influential Marian Musings of a Movie-Crazed Catholic,” presented at the American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer, February 2015.

 “Seeing for Life: Perspectives on the Influential Vision of Margaret R. Miles,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2014

 “Our Lady of Tinseltown: Catholic Visual Culture in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the               Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, March 2014.

 “Made in the USA:  Marian Holy Cards in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Annual Research Week Symposium, University of the Incarnate Word, February 2014.

 “The Ephemeral Virgin: Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary during America’s ‘Chromo Craze’ (c. 1865-1900),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2010.

 “Mary in Metal:  Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Virgin and the Post-Industrial Imagination,” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2007.

 “’Magic Moments:’ Scrapbooking and the Religious Imagination of American Women,” co-          presented with Dr. Julie B. Miller at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2008.

 “Our Lady of Strassengel and the Feast of the Assumption: Image, Liturgy and Reform at a Fifteenth-Century Shrine,” presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2003.

 "The Virgin of the Rosary and Florid Sculpture in Late Medieval Germany," ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 11:1 (March 1999), 8‑14. 

 Eleven entries, including “Virgin Mary in Medieval Art,” “Pietà,” and “The Rosary,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of the Christian Church, Robert Benedetto, ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John

"Religious Observance and the Historian of Christianity:  One Model for the Academic Study of    Religion," presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of            Religion, March 1997.