Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Jamie L. Brummitt, Assistant Professor

Faculty portrait, contact information, and education.

Office: Bear Hall 277
Phone: (910) 962-0526


  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, Duke University
  • M.A., Religion, Duke University
  • B.A., Philosophy & Religion and Communication Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Areas of Expertise
    • American Religion (Protestantism, Catholicism, Islam)
    • Visual and Material Cultures
    • Death, Dying, and Mourning
    • Children and Religion
    • Technology and Religion
    • Women and Gender in Religion
    • Protestant relics
    • Contraband Bibles in the Civil War
  • Publications
    • "Sacred Relics To-morrow": The Presence of Protestant Relics in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Ohio Valley," Ohio Valley History 20, no. 4 (December 2020): 8-32.
    • "The Frontiers of Immortality," in Human, Transhuman, Posthuman: Emerging Technologies and the Boundaries of Homo Sapiens. Edited by Diana Walsh-Pasulka and Michael Bess. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2018.
    • “Black Muslims, White Jesus: Destroying Racial Images of God with CRAID and W.D. Muhammad.” In New Perspectives on the Nation of Islam. Edited by Dawn-Marie Gibson and Herbert Berg. New York: Routledge, 2017.
    • “George Washington’s Mausoleum: Congressional Debates Over the Work of Monuments.” The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History. October 2017. 2017/10/16/george-washingtons-mausoleum-congressional-debates-over-the-work-of-monuments/.
    • “Mary Lyman’s Mourning Piece: Protestant Visual Display in Nineteenth-Century America.” Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Online. Yale University, November 2013.
  • Courses Taught
    • PAR 103 Introduction to Religion
    • PAR 125 Great Books of World Religions
    • PAR 225 Women and Religion
    • PAR 230 Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • PAR 304 American Islam
    • PAR 355 Southern Religion
    • PAR 491 The Material Culture of Native American Religions
    • PAR 491 Christianity in the Civil Rights Movement
    • PAR 491 Women, Religion, and Slavery in the Antebellum United States
    • HON 210 Magic, Religion, and Technology
  • Awards
    • Research Travel Award from CAS at UNCW
    • Summer Research Award from CAS at UNCW
    • Filson Fellowship from the Filson Historical Society
    • Amanda and Greg Gregory Fellowship at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
    • Anthony N. B. and Beatrice W. B. Garvan Fellowship in American Material Culture at the Library Company of Philadelphia
    • Research Fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
    • New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) Fellowship Recipient