Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2023-01-01 Review of Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race. By Mary Jane RubensteinUniversity of Chicago Press, for The Journal of the American Academy of Religion2023-01-01
2021-07-01 Pentagon Report, UFO Narratives and Military Witness TestimoniesReligious Dispatches2021-07-01
2020-03-01 The Power of None, Spiritual but not ReligiousTANK2020-03-01
2017-05-01 The Catholic Afterlife -- Routledge Companion to Death and DyingNew York: Routledge Press2017-05-01
2016-06-01 The Fairy Tale is True: Social Technologies of the Religious Supernatural in Film and New MediaThe Journal of the American Academy of Religion2016-06-01
2009-05-01 A Somber Pedagogy: The Child Death Bed Scene in Early American Religious and Popular Literature, 1780-1920Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.  2:171-197. 2009-05-01
2008-11-01 The Eagle and the Dove: constructing Catholic Identity through Word and Image -- Early American Catholic Popular LiteratureMaterial Religion: the Journal of Arts, Objects and Belief.  4. 2008-11-01
2008-01-01 Pre-Modern Scriptures in Post-Modern Times: an Analysis of the Revival Movement of Traditionald Reading PracticesEquinox Publishing2008-01-01
2008-01-01 Purgatory in the Carolinas: Catholic Devotional Practices in the Nineteenth Century -- Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and CultureUniversity Press of Kentucky.  275-302. 2008-01-01
2007-01-01 A Communion of Little Saints: Nineteenth-Century American Child HagiographiesJournal of Feminist Studies in Religion.  23:51-67. 2007-01-01
2007-01-01 Pre-Modern Scriptures in Post-Modern Times: An Analysis of the Revival Movement of Traditional Reading PracticesPostscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds.  2:295-315. 2007-01-01
2006-01-01 The Cowboy and the Christian: The Representation of Christian Pacifism in the Early WesternThinking About Religion: The Jounal of North Carolina Religious Studies Association.  6. 2006-01-01
2005-10-01 An Ethics of Representation: A Case of Redemptive StorytellingArts: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.  15. 2005-10-01
2005-10-01 Passion Tickets Bear Mark of Beast! Religious Authority, Otherworld Realism, and Popular FilmJournal of Religion and Popular Culture.  XI. 2005-10-01


Year Title Altmetric
2018-01-01 Digital Media and the Supernatural..  Oxford University Press. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens -- Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks.  Macmillan Reference USA. 2018-01-01


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2023-11-01 Choreographing Shadows: Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Orchestrate Ethical AI Image-Making -- Tradition Innovations in Arts, Design, and Media Higher Education.  . 2023-11-01
2023-01-01 Controlling the Lore: UFO Folklore as the People’s Religion -- Folk Religion (Re) Considered.  Routledge Press. 2023-01-01
2018-01-01 The Pre-History of the Post Human: Precedents of Posthuman Thought in the Western Tradition -- Posthumanism: Emerging Technologies and the Boundaries of Homo Sapiens.  Macmillan Reference USA. 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 The Total Recall Effect: Techno-Human Hybridity and Degrees of the Posthuman -- Posthumanism: Emerging Technologies and the Boundaries of Homo Sapiens.  Macmillan Reference USA. 2018-01-01
2016-08-01 From Purgatory to the UFO Phenomenon -- Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series. " The Primer".  MacMillan Press. 2016-08-01
2016-01-01 Virtual Religion: Popular Culture and the Digital World -- Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series. “The Primer.”.  MacMillan Press. 2016-01-01
2008-10-01 The Virtual Resurrection: Technology, Violence, and Interpretations of Death in a Southern University Classroom -- Teaching Death and Dying: Oxford University Press Teaching Religious Studies Series.  Oxford University Press. 119-131. 2008-10-01


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2023-11-01 Encounters: Explorations with Non-Human IntelligencesSt. Martin’s Press Essentials, Macmillan Press. 2023-11-01
2019-02-01 American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, TechnologyOxford University Press. 2019-02-01
2014-01-01 Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory and the rise of the Gothic in American Catholic Popular Literature: 1820-1965Oxford University Press. 2014-01-01


Research Overview

  • American Religions, American Catholic History, Women in Religion, Religion in Popular Culture
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Teaching American History Federal Grant 2009-07-01 - 2014-07-01
  • Applied Learning 2010-08-01 - 2011-05-01
  • Travel Award for Research 2008-07-01 - 2009-06-01
  • American Academy of Religion Regional Initiative Grant 2005-09-01 - 2007-01-01
  • American Academy of Religion Research Grant 2005-09-01 - 2006-08-01
  • Cahill Research Grant 2005-06-01 - 2006-05-01
  • Research Award 2005-03-01 - 2006-02-01
  • Valparaiso Student Mentoring Grant 2004-09-01 - 2005-05-01
  • Co-principal Investigator On

  • Luce Award Teaching Religion and the Arts 2004-06-01 - 2006-06-01
  • Full Name

  • Diana Louise Heath