History Professor Named PRRI Fellow for Second Straight Year
By Zoee Simmons
For the second straight year, Cal State San Marcos history professor Suzanna Krivulskaya was named a public fellow by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization based in Washington, D.C.
Krivulskaya was one of 16 interdisciplinary scholars selected to be part of the PRRI's sixth cohort of fellows and the third cohort under its “Religion and Renewing Democracy Initiative.” She will continue her work alongside PRRI researchers and staff to generate public scholarship focused on contemporary issues at the intersection of religion, culture and politics.
“High-quality public scholarship is critical today, as questions of what it means to live in a multi-racial, multi-faith and pluralistic democracy populate the news and dominate politics,” Melissa Deckman, chief executive officer of PRRI, said in a statement. “I look forward to the innovation, collaboration and insight this year’s cohort of PRRI Public Fellows will bring to both our organization and the public square.”
Through the initiative, the public fellows are organized into groups based on their work in PRRI’s four major research areas: religious, racial and ethnic pluralism; racial justice and white supremacy; immigration and migration studies; and LGBTQ rights.
Due to her outstanding work in the field, Krivulskaya is part of the LGBTQ rights group. She specializes in modern U.S. history and studies the relationship between sexuality and religion. She is the author of many articles published by prestigious journals, the recipient of 2019-2020 Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Award from the LGBTQ Religious Archives Network, the author of the book “Disgraced: How Sex Scandals Transformed American Protestantism” and a 2023-2025 cohort member of the Young Scholars of American Religion Program at the Center for the Study of American Religion and Culture.
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