Morningside instructor Elizabeth Coody featured in “The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture”
Sioux City, Iowa – Elizabeth Coody, assistant professor of religious studies at Morningside College, was featured in “The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture,” published in December 2020.
“The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture” examines the impact of the Bible and biblical characters on popular culture today and explores the impact of the field on teaching and publishing. Coody’s essay, titled “Non-Biblical Comics Engage the Bible,” is included in the “Bible in Popular Cultural Genres” section of the handbook.
Coody earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary College of Louisiana, Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the Iliff School of Theology, and Ph.D. with a Concentration in Biblical Interpretation from the University Denver and Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral program in Religious and Theological Studies. Her interests include the intersections of religion and everyday life including popular culture, gender and sexuality, and interdisciplinary and interfaith dialogue. Coody’s work has appeared in Religious Studies Review and she is a regular contributor to Women Write About Comics.
The religious studies program at Morningside College gives students the opportunity to explore religious beliefs, institutions, and practices as a way to understand the human experience.