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Michael McNally

Michael McNally ’85

  • John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Religion

Education & Professional History

Carleton College, BA; Harvard Divinity School, MDiv; Harvard University, AM, PhD.

At Carleton since 2001.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Major Grants:

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship

Mellon New Directions Fellowship

National Endowment for the Humanities Sabbatical Fellowship and Summer Stipend

American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship


Honoring Elders: Aging, Authority, and Ojibwe Religion (Columbia U. Press, 2009)

Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief and a Native Culture in Motion (Oxford U. Press, 2000; repr. MN Historical Soc. Press, 2009)

ed., Art of Tradition: Sacred Story, Song, and Dance of Michigan's Anishinaabeg (Michigan State University Press, 2009)

Courses Taught This Year

  • RELG 289: Global Religions in Minnesota (Spring 2019)
  • RELG 130: Native American Religions (Spring 2019)
  • RELG 100: American Pilgrimages (Fall 2019)
  • RELG 249: Religion and American Public Life (Fall 2019)
  • RELG 140: Religion and American Culture (Winter 2020)
  • RELG 289: Global Religions in Minnesota (Spring 2020)
  • RELG 243: Native American Religious Freedom (Spring 2020)
Profile updated June 17, 2018

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