Rachel Wagner
Visiting Lecturer
Past Visiting Lecturers

Rachel Wagner is Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College. Her work centers on the study of religion and culture, including especially religion and film and religion and virtual reality.  Most recently, she has had pieces published on religion and virtual reality in Halos and Avatars: Playing Games with God, ed. Craig Detweiler (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010); the second edition of God in the Details, ed. Eric Michael Mazur and Kate McCarthy (Routledge, 2010); Understanding Religion and Popular Culture, ed. Dan Clanton and Terry Clark (Routledge, 2012); Halo and Philosophy, ed. Luke Cuddy (Open Court Press, 2011); CrossCurrents Magazine (Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, 2012); Digital Religion, ed Heidi Campbell (2012); Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Gina Messina Dysert and Rosemary Radford Reuther (forthcoming 2013); and Resisting the Place of Belonging: Uncanny Homecomings in Religion, Narrative, and Art, ed. Dan Boscaljon (Ashgate Press, forthcoming). Rachel’s single-author book, Godwired: Religion, Ritual and Virtual Reality is part of the Media, Religion, and Culture series (Routledge, 2012).