Miss America’s God Panel Discussion

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bill Daniel Student Building (The SUB)
1311 S 5th St
Waco TX
(254) 710-3164

Baylor University Press presents this panel discussion with BU author and professor Dr. Mandy McMichael, author of Miss America’s God: Faith and Identity in America’s Oldest Pageant, about the intersection of religion, culture, history, and feminism within the context of the Miss America pageant. Dr. McMichael will be joined by pageant experts and participants to discuss the future of the Miss America pageant in the changing social climate.

As Dr. Valerie Ziegler, Walter E. Bundy Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of Religious Studies at DePauw University, wrote about McMichael’s book: “What sets this manuscript apart is the way it takes a pageant that every one of us has watched — an event that readers think they understand (and which many of us may well hold in scorn)  — and unmasks it as a form of sacrificial atonement that sounds for all the world like ‘The Lottery,’ that short story that blew us away in ninth-grade English class. What a read!”

The panel discussion will be hosted in the Baines Room in Baylor’s Student Union Building, and light refreshments will be provided.

Directions to the Bill Daniel Student Building.