Lauren Kerby (USA)
Lauren Kerby is a doctoral student in religious studies at Boston University. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, then moved to upstate New York to earn a B.A. in religious studies from Colgate University. In 2011, she began a combined M.A./Ph.D. program at B.U. in American religious history. Her academic interests include the intersection of religious and national identities, theories of religious tolerance, and religious literacy in public schools. She recently began working for the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard University, which works to integrate the study of religion into existing public school curricula so that students are better informed and less afraid of religions different from their own.