Melanie Ross

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Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies (on leave 2018–2019)

Melanie Ross pursues research that facilitates the intersection of popular North American evangelicalism and academic liturgical theology.  Her book, Evangelical versus Liturgical? Defying a Dichotomy was published by Eerdmans in 2014.  Professor Ross has contributed to various journals, including Worship, Liturgy, Pro Ecclesia, International Journal of Public Theology, and Scottish Journal of Theology.  She currently serves as the convener of the Liturgical Theology seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy.  In 2018-2019, Professor Ross is on leave to work on her second book, an ethnographic study of the diverse worship practices of evangelical congregations, tentatively titled, Evangelical Worship: An American Mosaic.  Her research is supported by grants from the Luce Foundation and from the Louisville Institute.

B.S. Messiah College; M.A.R. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

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Expertise: 
Liturgy
North American Protestantism
Worship