All of Kelsy’s academic articles can be downloaded for free through the University of Nebraska Digital Commons.
2016-- Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Faculty Affiliate: Women’s and Gender Studies
2013-2016 Assistant Professor of Sociology, St. Norbert College
2013 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Certificate, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Dissertation: “God, Sex, and the Internet: The Faithful, Virtual, and Sexual Lives of Contemporary Christians”
2009 M.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Thesis: “Rethinking Social Movement Participation and Non- Participation: How South Dakota Pro-Choice Clergy Perceive, Confront, and Navigate Risk”
2006 B.A., Sociology, Eastern Connecticut State University
Kelsy Burke (2016) Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Winner of the 2017 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Religion
Reviewed in American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Gender & Society, International Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Theology & Sexuality
Chapter, “Overcoming the Obscene in Evangelical Sex Websites,” reprinted in Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life: Readings, 11th edition, edited by David Newman, Jodi O’Brien, and Michelle Robertson (2018, Newbury Park, CA: Sage)
Select Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters
Kelsy Burke and Trenton Haltom, (Forthcoming 2020) “Created by God and Wired to Porn: Redemptive Masculinity and Gender Beliefs in Religious Narratives of Pornography Addiction Recovery.” Gender & Society.
Kelsy Burke and Amy McDowell, (Forthcoming 2020) “White Women Who Lead: God, Girlfriends, and Diversity Projects in a National Evangelical Ministry.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
Kelsy Burke, Dawne Moon, and Theresa Tobin, (Forthcoming 2020) “Shame and Entitlement: Race and the Religious Possibilities for Sexuality in Conservative Christianity” in Religion is Raced: Understanding American Religion in the 21st Century, edited by Grace B. Yukich and Penny Edgell. (New York: New York University Press).
Kelsy Burke and Emily Kazyak (2019) “Religious Liberty and Nondiscrimination Protection for LGBT People: A View from a Red State” (Trends article) Contexts 18: 63-65.
Emily Kazyak, Kelsy Burke, and Mathew Stange (2018) “Logics of Freedom: Debating Religious Freedom Laws and Gay and Lesbian Rights.” Socius 4: 1-18.
Orit Avishai and Kelsy Burke (2016) “God’s Case for Sex” (feature article). Contexts. 15: 30-35.
Kelsy Burke and Amy Moff Hudec (2015) “Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-day Saints, and Religious Masculinities.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54: 330-344.
Kelsy Burke (2014) “What Makes a Man: Gender and Sexual Boundaries on Evangelical Christian Sexuality Websites.” Sexualities 17: 3-22.
Kelsy Burke (2012) “Women’s Agency in Gender-Traditional Religions: A Review of Four Approaches.” Sociology Compass 6: 122-133.
Kelsy Burke and Amy McDowell (2012) “Superstars and Misfits: Two Pop-Trends in the Gender Culture of Contemporary Evangelicalism.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 24: 67-79.