Dr. Kelsy Burke is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and an expert on how sex and religion collide in American culture. Her research has examined a wide range of topics, including debates over pornography, religious freedom laws and LGBT rights, evangelical women's ministries, and the Christian sex advice industry. Kelsy's first book is the award-winning Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet (University of California Press, 2016). Her latest is The Pornography Wars: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Obscene Obsession (Bloomsbury, forthcoming July 2022).
Kelsy's work has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships, including an award from the National Science Foundation, and published in top scholarly journals. Her writing has also appeared in outlets such as the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Religion News Service, Salon, Slate Magazine, Sojourners, and the Washington Post.