Kyle Byron

PhD Student

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Christianity in North America
  • Ethnography
  • Material Culture


Kyle Byron is a PhD student in the Department for the Study of Religion in the area of Religion, Culture, Politics. His research, grounded in the ethnographic study of North American Christianities, focuses on the place of affect and material/sensory culture in the study of religion. Kyle holds an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University (with emphases in American Religious History and Theory and Method in Religious Studies) and an MA in American Studies from University of Wyoming (with emphases in Folklore and Material Culture).