Craig Martin received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2007 and is currently Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he has been teaching since 2008. His research focuses on theoretical questions in the study of religion, typically related to modes of analysis arising from critical theory and poststructuralism—including race, class, and gender; social power, hegemony, and domination; and discourse analysis and ideology critique. His books include Masking Hegemony: A Genealogy of Liberalism, Religion, and the Private Sphere, A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion, and Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie. He’s currently working on a monograph tentatively titled Discourse and Ideology: A Critique of the Study of Culture and a co-written volume—with K. Merinda Simmons—titled Gender: A Critical Primer.
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Song Remains the Same, Or, the Myth of Religion’s Uniqueness.” In Christian Tourism: Mythmaking and Identity Formation, ed. By Erin Roberts and Jennifer Eyl. Bloomsbury (forthcoming).
“Rejoinder.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (forthcoming).
“’Yes, … but …’: The Neo-Perennialists.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (forthcoming).
“Is atheism, or secularism, a religion?” In Religion in 5 Minutes: Scholars Answer Your Questions, ed. By Russell T. McCutcheon. Equinox Publishing (forthcoming).
“Why do people fight so much over their religious beliefs?” In Religion in 5 Minutes: Scholars Answer Your Questions, ed. By Russell T. McCutcheon. Equinox Publishing (forthcoming).
“Who Are You? I am/am not a McCutcheonite.” In Fabricating Identities, ed. By Russell T. McCutcheon. Equinox Publishing (forthcoming).
“Who Are You? I’m Wednesday’s Child” In Fabricating Identities, ed. By Russell T. McCutcheon. Equinox Publishing (forthcoming).
“Incapacitating Scholarship: Or, Why Methodological Agnosticism Is Impossible.” In volume on methodological naturalism, edited by Jason Blum (forthcoming).
“Introduction.” In The Problem of Nostalgia in the Study of Identity, ed. by Vaia Touna. Equinox Publishing (forthcoming).
“Religion as Ideology: Recycled Culture vs. World Religions.” In After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies, ed. by Christopher R. Cotter and David G. Robertson. Routledge Publishing (2016).
“On the Origin of the Private Sphere: A Discourse Analysis of Religion and Politics from Luther to Locke.” Temenos 45/2 (2009). (Refereed)
“On Using Religion, Or, How to Make Descriptions Carry Imperatives.” Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 36/4 (2007).
“Policing Values and the Private Judgment of the Magistrate.” Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 35/4 (2006).