C.V.

David McConeghy

Please contact me by email at David.McConeghy at Gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013

Dissertation: “Geographies of Prayer: Place and Religion in Modern America”

 Chair: Catherine L. Albanese

M.A., Comparative Religion, Miami University, 2006

Thesis: “Shifting the Seat of Awakening” 

Chair: Peter W. Williams

B.A., Religion, Duke University, 2003

Teaching:

Classical Mythology, Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Fall 2010 – Summer 2011

Introduction to Religion in America, Instructor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Summers 2010 – 2012

Introduction to Religion in America, Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Fall 2009

Writing 2, Instructor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Fall 2007- Summer 2008

The Silk Road, Graduate Reader, University of California, Santa Barbara, Winter 2007

American Religious History after 1865, Graduate Reader, University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2007

Religion and Culture Wars, Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Spring 2006

Religion and Violence, Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Spring & Fall 2005

Religion and Authority, Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Fall 2004

Project W.I.L.D Experiential Learning House Course, Instructor, Spring 2001-2003

Presentations & Conferences:

“Making Places by Moving People: Mobility in the Contestation and Construction of Sacred Spaces,” American Society of Church History, Portland, OR;

“Love and Spiritual War: Prayer and Community in Modern America,” American Historical Association, Chicago, IL; January 2012

“The Gospel of This Moment: Thoreau’s Theology of Walking,” American Academy of Religion, Western Region, Whittier, CA; March, 2011

“Los Angeles, a City on a Hill?: Evangelical Outreach and Religious Claims to Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympics,” Western Historical Association, Tahoe, CA; October 2010

Co-Convener, “‘New’ Evangelical Studies,” Evangelical Research Focus Group Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara; April 2010.

“Virtual Prayer Warriors: Methods and Sources in the Digital Age,” American Religion Study Group, University of California, Santa Barbara; October 2009

“Selling God on the Interstate? Salem Church of God as a ‘Highway Church,’” 3rd Annual English Graduate Student Symposium, Miami University; March 2005

“Behind the Curtain of Religious Studies?” Department of Religion Commencement, Duke University; May 2003

Awards and Honors:

Dean’s Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008

Summer Study Grant, Miami University, 2005

Continuing Education International Workshop, Miami University, 2005

Academic Achievement Award, Miami University, 2004

Professional Service:

“A Field Little Plowed? The Study of Religion and the Built Environment Today,” invited contribution to Religious Studies Project Blog. 29 May, 2013 http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2013/05/29/a-field-little-plowed-the-study-of- religion-and-the-built-environment-today-by-david-mcconeghy/