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Dr. Kelsy Burke is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, editor-elect of Contemporary Sociology, and Public Fellow for the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). After receiving a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, Kelsy has become a leading expert on the relationship between conservative Christianity and gender and sexual politics in the United States. Her research has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships, including an award from the National Science Foundation, and published in top scholarly journals.


Kelsy has written two books: the award-winning Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet (University of California Press, 2016) and The Pornography Wars: The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Obscene Obsession (Bloomsbury, 2023). Kelsy's writing has also appeared in the GuardianHuffington Post, Newsweek, Religion News Service, Salon, Slate Magazine, Sojourners, and the Washington Post.


Kelsy lives in Lincoln with her spouse, two children, and assorted pets.

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Kelsy is represented by  Amy Bishop at Trellis Literary Management.

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