Julius Bailey

Professor
Religious Studies

Expert for the Media

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Contact

P: 909.748.8678
E: julius_bailey@redlands.edu

Degrees held

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    B.A., Religious Studies, Occidental College, 1993

    M.A, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

    Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003 

 

Experience

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise:

Religion in America

African American Religious History

Church History

New Religious Movements

Religion in the American West

AME Church History

Description of Research 

Previous Teaching Experience:

Instructor, Religious Studies Dept., Kenyon College, 2000-2001

Courses Offered

Religion in America

African American Religion and Spirituality

Black "Cults"

Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

New Religious Movements

Religion and the Family

World Religions

African American Religious Thought

Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies;

Images of African Americans in Popular Culture

Race and the Law

Publications

Books:

Bailey, Julius. (2005). Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865-1900. University Press of Florida.

Articles:

Bailey, Julius. (February 2007). "‘That Hardy Race of Pioneers': Constructions of Race and Masculinity in AME Church Histories, 1865-1900," Council of the Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin v 36, n 1, 7-10.

Bailey, Julius. (June 2006). "The Final Frontier: Secrecy, Identity, and the Media in the Rise and Fall of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors," Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 302-323.

Invited Presentations

"Should ‘African' Remain in Our Title?: Responses to Darwinism in the Nineteenth-Century AME Church," (forthcoming) January 2010, American Society of Church History, San Diego, California

"Defending the Faith from Darwin: Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth-Century Black Church," February 2009, National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chair, "Diasporic Networks" Session, October 2008, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico

"‘Too Light to Lead': Daniel Coker and Racial Liminality in the Early African Methodist Episcopal Church," March 2008, Biennial Boston College Conference on the History of Religion ‘Religious Identities,' Boston, Massachusetts

"Should ‘African' Remain in Our Title?: The Americanization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1868-1884," February 2008, National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"Imagining the American West: Benjamin T. Tanner and the Politics of Racial Destiny in the AME Church," November 2007, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

"‘That Hardy Race of Pioneers': Constructions of Race and Masculinity in AME Church Histories, 1865-1900," November 2005, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the Racial Dimensions of Motherhood," March 2004, American Academy of Religion/Western Region, Whittier, California

"Benjamin T. Tanner and the Creation of the AME Church Newspaper the Child's Recorder, 1868-1884," November 2002, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

"Around the Domestic Altar: Nineteenth-Century African-American Family Religious Life, 1865-1890," March 2000, American Academy of Religion Southeastern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

"Sculpting the Future: Nineteenth-Century African Methodist Episcopal Church Histories," March 2000, Indiana Association of Historians Twentieth Annual Meeting, New Harmony, Indiana

"The Problem of ‘We': Pedagogical strategies for the Multicultural Classroom," April 1999, 3rd Annual Celebration of Teaching Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"Religion and the Moral Dilemma in the Slave/Master Relationship," March 1999, 10th Annual Conference on African-American Culture and Experience, Greensboro, North Carolina

"Religion and Race in America: A Response to Michael Eric Dyson," April 1998, 50th Anniversary Symposium, Religion and Society in the 21st Century: A View From The Public University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Awards, Honors, Grants