Keynote Address: Bethany Moreton

Bethany Moreton

We are pleased to announce that the keynote address will be given by Professor Bethany Moreton of the University of Georgia.  The talk is entitled ¿Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Postindutrial Work.¿

Bethany Moreton is the author of To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 2009), which won the 2010 Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for Best First Book in American History from the Organization of American Historians and the 2010 John Hope Franklin Award for the Best Book in American Studies from the American Studies Association. A Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, she was named the 2009 Emerging Scholar by the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan and has been a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Divinity School. She has published multiple articles and chapters on the intersections between religion and economics and is a series editor for the Columbia University Press's Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism.  She is also a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers free college-level instruction to qualified students banned from the university system of Georgia because of their immigration status (

This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not necessary to attend the keynote address, which will be held in the Presentation Room of the Oxford Road Building (3rd floor), at 1390 Oxford Road.  Driving directions are available here.

The closest parking deck on campus is the Oxford Road visitor deck (1390 Oxford Road).  Alternatives on campus are the Fishburne Deck and the Peavine Deck.  Visitor Parking is free after 7pm.

An interactive campus map is also available.