BIOGRAPHY

University College Lecturer, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Studies American religious communities (Catholics, Methodists, Muslims), American religious history, landscape and material culture. Ph.D. (2010) University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A. (2001) Iliff School of Theology / University of Denver.

 

PUBLISHED WORK

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

American Religious History

Cities of Zion: The Holiness Movement and Methodist Camp Meeting Towns in America(Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019).

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498576543/Cities-of-Zion-The-Holiness-Movement-and-Methodist-Camp-Meeting-Towns-in-America

“Cities of Zion: Methodist Camp Meeting Associations and Vernacular Town Planning,” Journal of Planning History, 17: 1 (January 2018):42-66. -- Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1538513217710372

“Ocean and Grove: Holiness, Leisure, and Contested Landscapes at Ocean Grove, New Jersey,” American Nineteenth Century History, 18:2 (2017):107-129. -- LInk: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14664658.2017.1324592

“As We Will Know Each Other in Heaven: The Place of the 1872 Knoxville National Camp Meeting in the Imagined Geography of the Wesleyan Holiness Movement.” Journal of Southern Religion 19 (February 2017): http://jsreligion.org/vol19/avery-quinn/

“In the Wild Dark Pines: Crisis, Legitimacy, and the Origins of the National Camp-­Meeting Association for the Promotion of Holiness.” Methodist History 52:1 (2014): 43-­57. -- Link: http://archives.gcah.org/bitstream/handle/10516/8539/mh2013-oct-avery-quinn.pdf?sequence=1

Material Culture and Landscapes

“‘The Greatest Agricultural Colony on Earth’: Landscape and Community Development of the Estelle Colony, Atlantic County, New Jersey, 1895-1910,” Pennsylvania History 8:4 (2018): 488-529. -- Link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/pennhistory.85.4.0488?seq=1

“At Play in the Gate of Heaven: Methodist Material Discourses of Leisure and the Picturesque at Round Lake, New York.” Material Culture 49:1 (2017):1-­25. -- Link: https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-4321148181/at-play-in-the-gate-of-heaven-methodist-material

 
 

TEACHING

Frequently-taught Courses & Syllabi

First Year Seminars -- Appalachian State University

August 2010 - Present

Sacred Spaces -- Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC

Historical Landscapes -- Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC

Contemporary American Religion -- Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC

Other Courses -- Appalachian State University & Elsewhere

2004 - Present

Introduction to Sociology -- Roane State Community College -- Harriman, TN

American Religious History -- University of Tennessee -- Knoxville, TN

World Religions -- University of Tennessee -- Knoxville, TN

Religious Retreats in the Carolina High Country -- Watauga College - Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC

The Arab Spring -- Watauga College - Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC

Bodies, Places, Spaces, and Things -- Department of Interdisciplinary Studies - Appalachian State University -- Boone, NC​

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