Historian and essayist Chris Cantwell can discuss how religion shapes the ways that Americans see themselves and how the world sees America. “Even ‘The Walking Dead,’ can be seen as a religion of sorts," he explains. Current projects include digitizing the histories of multifaith communities in the Midwest, writings on religion and politics in America, and a book on evangelicalism and nostalgia. As a former museum professional, Cantwell can also speak to the politics of commemoration at museums, libraries and historic sites. Additional research interests include: Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism, religion and politics, history of the Midwest, collective memory and nostalgia, and labor and working-class history.

Cantwell is available for radio, television and print interviews.