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Heidi A. Campbell

Professor & Presidential Impact Fellow, Texas A&M University
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HRLI Grantee

Heidi A. Campbell is a professor of communication, an affiliate faculty member in religious studies and a Presidential Impact Fellow at Texas A&M University. She is also the director of the Network for New Media, Religion, and Digital Culture Studies and is considered a founder of digital religion studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, religion and digital culture, and she specializes in Muslim, Christian, and Jewish media decision-making. She is the author of over one hundred articles and books on themes related to digital religion including the recent books Digital Creatives and the Rethinking of Religious Authority (Routledge, 2021), Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in Digital Media (Routledge, 2022), and Digital Religion: The Basics (Routledge, 2023).  She has been widely quoted as an expert on religion and digital media in outlets such as the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, La Vanguardia, the Wall Street Journal, ABC Radio Australia and BBC World Service. Dr. Campbell has also received the Religious Communication Association’s Scholar of the Year Award, a Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Junior Scholar Grant, the Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award, Texas A&M University’s Transformational Teaching and Learning Award and Research Impact Award from Texas A & M’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Featured Work: Digital Creatives and the Rethinking Religious Authority; Digital Religion: The Basics

Upcoming Projects: The Oxford Handbook of Digital Religion (forthcoming 2024); When Memes Are Mean: Impact of Religious Stereotype and Bias Promoted by Internet Memes; Mapping the Rise of the Done: Why American Christians Are Leaving the Church but Not Their Faith; Barriers to Ethical and Equitable Public Discourse about AI Grounded in the Historical Rhetoric and Religious Framings of Technology.