Books and more books!  Join us this fall for three reading events that will feature some of our very favorite religion writers.  Details are below and all events will take place at 5 pm at the NYU Bookstore.  A special thanks to Yael Yisraeli for hosting us.


Friday, September 23


What’s Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Heather Hendershot (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center) will read from her new book. With response by Jeff Sharlet, (Dartmouth College)

Right-wing radio dominated Cold War broadcasting and created an alternative media universe that continues to shape American politics and culture today.

Wednesday, October 12

Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood (Soft Skull Press, 2011)

Peter Bebergal’s latest book places the story of a young man’s drug addiction inside the larger history of psychedelics, the American spiritual quest, and popular culture.  With response by Ron Hogan (





Wednesday, October 19


Moral Ambition:  Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches (University of California Press, 2011)

Omri Elisha (Queens College) will read from his new book.  With response by Elizabeth Castelli (Barnard)

Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology


For more information on this series, contact  The NYU Bookstore is located at 726 Broadway, at Waverly.