Conservative Evangelicals in South Africa

Since 2017, I have researched the development of and current challenges facing Protestant evangelical churches in Southern Africa. This research forced the bulk of the material supporting my doctoral dissertation at Brandeis University, and I continue to learn from South Africans about the connections between their evangelistic efforts and global dynamics and cultural shifts. Below are several of the works based on this fieldwork.


The Sins of Our Ancestors: Conservative Evangelical Christianity and Cosmological Responses to Racial Division in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Doctoral Dissertation, Brandeis University, 2022

Pentecostal Promise and a South African Dream Deferred
On Africa Is a Country, March 31, 2020

The Prosperity Gospel and an Unprosperous Reality in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Conservative Evangelical Responses to Charismatic Christianity
Wits Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities, 2019

Aging and the End Times: Evangelical Eschatology and Experiences of Elderhood in the United States and South Africa
In Anthropology & Aging 40(1):32-47, 2019

Evangelistic Failures and Imperial Anxieties among Nineteenth-Century American Missionaries to the Zulu
Symposium Presentation, 2017