Cooey teaches courses in the history of Christian traditions, Christianity and
Culture, and theory of religion. Her latest book "Willing the Good: Jesus, Dissent,
& Desire", published by Augsburg Fortress Press, was released summer, 2006.
Cooey currently focuses her research on what it means to understand religion by examining
religious life and practice in contexts of conflict, disruption, and assimilation,
comparatively with other religious traditions and with secularism; her major project on
this subject is tentatively titled "Getting Religion."
Cooey has been teaching at Macalester since 1999.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Georgia; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard
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