Lynn Neal, associate professor of the study of religions, recently received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The award recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.
An interview with her will be featured in an upcoming edition of Religious Studies News. She will also be the featured speaker at a forum at the 2017 AAR annual meeting in Boston.
Neal joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2006. She earned her doctorate in religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Neal teaches courses in American religious history, religion and popular culture, and religious intolerance. Her current research examines the intersection of religion and fashion. Her writings include “Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction” and “Evangelical Love Stories: The Triumphs and Temptations of Romantic Fiction.” She is the co-editor of “Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History” and has published other works on that topic.