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Andrew T. Coates – C.V. Highlights


   Duke University. PhD

  • Defended: November 14, 2016
  • Major: American Religion
    Minors: Theorizing Religion, Cultural Anthropology
  • American Council of Learned Societies Mellon Dissertation Fellow (2015-2016)

   University of Manitoba, Canada. BA (Hons)

  • Majors: Honors English and Religion.
  • GPA: 4.43 of 4.5. First Class Honors (US equivalent: summa cum laude)


  • “The Bible and Comic Books and Graphic Novels.” The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America. Ed. Paul Gutjahr. Forthcoming 2017.
  • “Protestant Art and Iconography.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Ed. Timothy Beal. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. View Article.
  • “Clarence Larkin: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth.” Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Online. 22 November 2013. Yale University. Editor: Sally Promey. View Article.
  • “The Sunday Before the Election: NewHope Church.” Religion and Politics, online. John C. Danforth Center, Washington University St. Louis. Editor: Tiffany Stanley. 5 November 2012. View Article.


  • “History and Materiality of Dispensational Charts.” Co-authored poster presentation. Delivered at the American Historical Association annual meeting, New York, NY. 4 January 2015.
  • “Seeing the Literal: Aniconism, Images, and Common Sense in Clarence Larkin’s “Dispensational Truth.” AAR Annual National Conference. Baltimore, MD. 26 November 2013

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Religion. UNC Wilmington. Fall 2016. Instructor (online).
  • Religious Reform in Modern America. UNC Wilmington. Fall 2016. Instructor (online).
  • Religion in American Life. Duke University. Spring 2014. Instructor.
  • American Christianity. Duke Divinity School. Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016. Preceptor for Kate Bowler, Grant Wacker, and Lauren Winner.
  • Introduction to Religious Studies. Duke University. Spring 2012. Teaching Assistant for David Morgan.

Academic Service

  • Editorial assistant at Material Religion: The Journal of Art, Objects, and Belief. Sept 2012-Dec 2013.
  • Research assistant for Grant Wacker, 2010-2011.