I’m a theorist of religion, culture, and politics in the Americas and an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Skidmore College. My core areas of study and teaching include capitalism and labor, histories of social movements, feminist theory, popular culture and media, and other topics in contemporary cultural critique.

My first book, Capitalist Humanitarianism, is forthcoming in March 2023 with Duke University Press. I’m currently working on two projects: one on the gendered history of youth civic engagement programs and another on the cultures of competitive college debate.

My research has appeared in journals like Public Culture, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and the Journal of Religion and American Culture. I also have written popular pieces for Jacobin, Religion and Politics, and Immanent Frame.

Alongside my dear friend and mentor Tina Pippin, I co-host Nothing Never Happens: The Radical Pedagogy Podcast.

I received my PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University in 2020. I also hold a Master of Divinity from Harvard and a BA from Agnes Scott College.

You can reach me at lhulseth [at] skidmore [dot] edu, or follow me on my (spottily used) Twitter at @lhulseth.