Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication
Hannah Dick is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has an MA in Religion and Modernity from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where she also completed a BA (Honors) in Religious Studies and Film and Media Studies.
Hannah's work focuses on the points of intersection between religion and the media. Her doctoral dissertation develops the concept of Christian Liberalism, and shows the ways that some religious minorities contest this form of liberalism and expand the terrain of democratically available rights through disruptions in the public sphere. She is interested in the work of religious minorities in the U.S. and Canada, including interventions made by Muslims and Sikhs in the Canadian province of Quebec, Mormons in the American context, and transnational atheist churches. Hannah argues that popular culture is an important site of public sphere discourse, and she attends to both official political discourse alongside popular representations. She has published work in the journals Religion and Education and Culture and Religion.
Before joining NYU, Hannah taught a number of undergraduate classes at UCSD where she developed syllabi on topics including religion and media, visual culture, and popular culture. Her Master's and Doctoral work have been extensively supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).