Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

French Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Office: AD 253
Hours: T/Th 9-10:30am, T/Th: 1:30-3pm
Phone: (210) 283-6344
E-mail: AmbroseA@uiwtx.edu

Currently Teaching:
RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity
RELS 1325 The Religious Quest
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," A RTS: 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.