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Phillip Fackler

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Religious Studies

Phillip completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Pennsylvania in Religious Studies with a focus on Religion in the Roman Empire, especially the construction of Christianity and Christian identity. His research looks at the ways in which pseudepigraphic writings shaped conceptions of identity and how popular pseudepigraphy reflect the reading practices and concerns of both their anonymous creators and the culture in which they were situated. Since graduating, Phillip has taught religion courses at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, where he also served as director of the writing center, and courses in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania on topics as varied as the Cultural History of Zombies and Religion and Fashion. Phillip is currently researching the role of religion in writing pedagogy (both historical and contemporary) and banality as a rhetorical strategy in religious writing from antiquity to the present.