Kelly J. Baker

KellyJBakerKelly J. Baker is a freelance writer with a religious studies PhD who covers higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, American religions, and popular culture. She has regular columns at the Chronicle for Higher Education’s Vitae project, Women in Higher Education, Killing the Buddha, and Sacred Matters. She’s written for  The Atlantic, The Rumpus, The Manifest-Station, the Washington Post‘s Faith Street, and Brain, Child. She is the author of the award-winning book, The Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930,  and The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture. When she’s not writing essays or wrangling children, she’s hacking away at a cultural history of zombie apocalypses tentatively titled “The End of Us.”