R. Marie Griffith

WSRP Research Associate 2002-2003

Research project

Born Again Bodies: American Christianity and Disciplines of the Flesh

This project traces religiously motivated body practices, particularly pertaining to dietary regimen, in modern American history. It investigates the complicated alliances between Christian piety and cultural ideals of gender, race, and ethnicity in somatic terms.

WSRP lecture

Don't Eat That: Gendered Appetites and Erotic Abstinence in American Protestantism


HDS 2379: Gender, Discipline, and the Body in American Religion and Culture: Seminar (Fall 2002)


Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity
R. Marie Griffith
University of California Press, 2003