Academics

Julius Bailey

Professor, Religion

Degrees: Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003; M.A, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996; B.A., Religious Studies, Occidental College, 1993

Office: Religion , Larsen Hall #220

Phone: 909/748-8678 Campus Ext. 8678

E-mail: julius_bailey@redlands.edu

Portrait

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Religion in America
  • African American Religious History
  • Church History
  • New Religious Movements
  • Religion in the American West
  • AME Church History

Description of Research

My research areas are nineteenth-century and contemporary African American religious history, specifically the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the growth of the Black Church in the American West and African American new religious movements sometimes referred to as “cults.”

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Religion in America
  • African American Religion & Spirituality
  • Black “Cults”
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
  • New Religious Movements
  • Religion and the Family
  • World Religions
  • African American Religious Thought
  • Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies;
  • Images of African Americans in Popular Culture
  • Race and the Law

Degrees Held

  • B.A., Religious Studies, Occidental College, 1993
  • M.A, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

Previous Teaching Experience

Instructor, Religious Studies Dept., Kenyon College, 2000-2001

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • The Louisville Institute Summer Stipend, 2009
  • University of Redlands Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2009
  • Banta Center for Business Ethics and Society Research Grant, 2008
  • American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grant, 2007
  • University of Redlands Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2007
  • University of Redlands Faculty Award for Outstanding Research, 2006
  • Young Scholars in American Religion Program, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, IUPUI, 2005-2006
  • Wabash Center For Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Summer Fellowship, 2006
  • Wabash Center Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Pre-Tenure Faculty at Colleges and Universities, 2005-2006
  • NEH Summer Seminar: “Roots: African Dimensions of the Early History and Cultures of the Americas,” University of Virginia, 2005
  • University of Redlands Summer Faculty Research Grant, 2005
  • Kenyon College Dissertation Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • University of North Carolina Tanner Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 1999
  • Graduate Student Merit Fellowship, The Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994-1997

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Books

Bailey, Julius. (2005). Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865-1900. University Press of Florida.

Articles

Bailey, Julius. (February 2007). “‘That Hardy Race of Pioneers’: Constructions of Race and Masculinity in AME Church Histories, 1865-1900,” Council of the Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin v 36, n 1, 7-10.

Bailey, Julius. (June 2006). “The Final Frontier: Secrecy, Identity, and the Media in the Rise and Fall of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 302-323.

Conference Presentations

“Should ‘African’ Remain in Our Title?: Responses to Darwinism in the Nineteenth-Century AME Church,” (forthcoming) January 2010, American Society of Church History, San Diego, California

“Defending the Faith from Darwin: Evolutionary Theory in the Nineteenth-Century Black Church,” February 2009, National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chair, “Diasporic Networks” Session, October 2008, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“‘Too Light to Lead’: Daniel Coker and Racial Liminality in the Early African Methodist Episcopal Church,” March 2008, Biennial Boston College Conference on the History of Religion ‘Religious Identities,’ Boston, Massachusetts

“Should ‘African’ Remain in Our Title?: The Americanization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1868-1884,” February 2008, National Association of African American Studies, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“Imagining the American West: Benjamin T. Tanner and the Politics of Racial Destiny in the AME Church,” November 2007, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

“‘That Hardy Race of Pioneers’: Constructions of Race and Masculinity in AME Church Histories, 1865-1900,” November 2005, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the Racial Dimensions of Motherhood,” March 2004, American Academy of Religion/Western Region, Whittier, California

“Benjamin T. Tanner and the Creation of the AME Church Newspaper the Child’s Recorder, 1868-1884,” November 2002, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

“Around the Domestic Altar: Nineteenth-Century African-American Family Religious Life, 1865-1890,” March 2000, American Academy of Religion Southeastern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

“Sculpting the Future: Nineteenth-Century African Methodist Episcopal Church Histories,” March 2000, Indiana Association of Historians Twentieth Annual Meeting, New Harmony, Indiana

“The Problem of ‘We’: Pedagogical strategies for the Multicultural Classroom,” April 1999, 3rd Annual Celebration of Teaching Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“Religion and the Moral Dilemma in the Slave/Master Relationship,” March 1999, 10th Annual Conference on African-American Culture & Experience, Greensboro, North Carolina

“Religion and Race in America: A Response to Michael Eric Dyson,” April 1998, 50th Anniversary Symposium, Religion and Society in the 21st Century: A View From The Public University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Professional Service

  • Chair, Steering Committee of the Afro American Religious History Group, American Academy of Religion, 2007 to present
  • Member, Committee on Ethnic Studies, American Studies Association, 2008 to present
  • Member, Research Grants Jury, American Academy of Religion, 2009 to present
  • Member, Religion in the American West Seminar, American Academy of Religion, 2008 to present
  • Fellow, Summer Workshop in College Teaching (Strategic Planning to Lead New Faculty Orientation at Portland State University in Fall 2008), Society for Values in Higher Education, 2008
  • Reviewer of manuscripts for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Cambridge University Press, Rowman & Littlefield, and the Journal of Intercultural Disciplines

University Service

University of Redlands:
Selected Committees:
  • President’s Coordinating Committee for Multicultural Affairs, 2001 to present
  • Personnel Policies Committee, 2005-2007
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee, 2004-2005
  • Academic Review Board, 2002-2004

Professional Affiliations

  • University of North Carolina Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars
  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Historical Association
  • American Society of Church History
  • Organization of American Historians
  • American Studies Association
  • National Association of African American Studies

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Appleton Hall

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