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Raymond Haberski

School of Liberal Arts

Expert Bio

Raymond Haberski Jr. is a professor of history and director of American studies at IUPUI. He also directs the Institute for American Thought and is part of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. He is trained in 20th-century U.S. history with a focus on intellectual history.

For the 2008-09 academic year, he held the Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the Copenhagen Business School.

Haberski’s books include “It’s Only a Movie: Films and Critics in American Culture” (2001); “Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture” (2007); “The Miracle Case: Film Censorship and the Supreme Court” (2008); “God and War: American Civil Religion Since 1945” (2012); “Voice of Empathy: A History of Franciscan Media in the United States” (2018); with Andrew Hartman, eds., “American Labyrinth: Intellectual History for Complicated Times” (2018); and with Philip Goff and Rhys Williams, eds., “Civil Religion Today” (2021).

Areas of Expertise

U.S. history, intellectual history, religious history, civil religion, war, just war theory, movies, film critics, tennis, American studies, higher education.