Kathryn Montalbano is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Young Harris College. Her interdisciplinary research examines the intersection of religion, history, media, and communication. She received her Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University in 2016 and her B.A. in English and sociology (minor) from Haverford College in 2009.
While Montalbano makes her professional home in communication studies, she deftly engages with religious studies scholarship, and scholars such as David Sehat, Saba Mahmood, and Talal Asad richly inform her work. Her book is principally concerned with questions that will resonate with religion scholars investigating issues of secularity, surveillance, and the American state-and scholars of these topics would do well to consider the insights Montalbano offers. - Michael McLaughlin, Florida State University, Reading Religion