1 Regulating Religion in the United States 2 The Mormons of the Territory of Utah: Distinguishing Between Belief and Action 3 The Quakers of the AFSC: Unveiling Communism in the Cold War Era 4 The Muslims of Brooklyn, New York: Predicting Terrorism After September 11; 5 Religion, Communication, and the State
Kathryn Montalbano is an Assistant Professor of Journalism (Communication Law) at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She earned her B.A. in English with a minor in sociology from Haverford College in 2009, and her Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University in 2016. She specializes in communication history and law, religion and media, and surveillance studies.
"While Montalbano makes her professional home in communication studies, she deftly engages with religious studies scholarship, and scholars such as David Sehat, Saba Mahmood, and Talal Asad richly inform her work. Her book is principally concerned with questions that will resonate with religion scholars investigating issues of secularity, surveillance, and the American state—and scholars of these topics would do well to consider the insights Montalbano offers."- Michael McLaughlin, Florida State University, Reading Religion