Scott Muir

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Adjunct Instructor, Western Carolina University, Department of Philosophy and Religion; PhD Candidate, Duke University, American Religion
Location Durham, North Carolina, United States
Introduction I study American Religion at Duke University through the lenses of sociology, history, ethnography and psychology. I also teach in the Department of Philosophy of Religion at Western Carolina University. I'm particularly interested in how adolescents and adults work out their faith, drawing from a variety of religious and secular sources as well as personal experiences and narratives. I'm currently exploring these dynamics within the contexts of camping music festivals and undergraduate education.
Interests Religion and spirituality; American history; psychology; live music; college athletics (Go Dawgs, Hoosiers and Devils); cooking; percussion; everything outdoors, especially skiing, hiking and kayaking; Camp Rockmont; Life and Career Planning
Favorite Music My Morning Jacket, The Van Burens, Grateful Dead, Perpetual Groove, Wilco, Lettuce, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Railroad Earth, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Jimmy Smith, Tony Rice, Darrell Scott
Favorite Books The Varieties of Religious Experience, The Brothers Karamazov, The Meaning and End of Religion, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Sweet Chaos, Stages of Faith, Big Questions Worthy Dreams