I am Monte Harris. Thanks for visiting. I am a graduate student at Missouri State University. My research interests are Pentecostalism, religion in the United States, sexuality, and gender. While my ultimate goal is to become an academic, I also want my research to translate into better digestible content for a broader audience. I believe esearch should have a measurable social impact.
You can expect two posts a week. Wednesdays are “link days” where I link to what I’m reading so if someone wants to, they can read what I’m reading without the Monte filter. I’ll give brief descriptions so the links aren’t just there. Saturdays involve more substantial posts of 300-1000 words, though I will give a tl:dr if the post is over that limit. You can also expect that the content will have something to do with religion or gender; if not, I will do some kind of warning at the beginning. Under “ilostmyprayerhanky 1.0,” you can find previous posts that do not fit the current direction of this blog, which is religious studies.
If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints, or anything, let me know. Even if you find you can’t stand me as a person because of my positions, I don’t find that intimidating. I want this out there to interact with people, not a podium from which to smash people. You will find that I like to process things.