Sam Herrmann

PhD Student


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Sam Herrmann is a doctoral student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on evangelical Christianity in America throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a particular interest toward how religious identity functions within evangelical adolescents. 

Before coming to Penn, Sam received a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. 



BA, Liberty University

MA, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Gender and sexuality


Affect Theory

Race, Capitalism, and US institutional power

Research Areas
American Religions
Childhood, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Politics and Publics