A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Christa Shusko, Ph.D.


  • B.A., Sweet Briar College
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • M.Phil., Syracuse University
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University


  • World Religions
  • Judaism and Christianity
  • American Religious Thought and Culture
  • New Religious Movements
  • Native American Religions

Research Interests

  • 19th-20th Century American Religions
  • Utopian and Millennial Movements
  • Religion and Material Culture
  • Religion and the Body
  • Western Esotericism


  • York College Faculty Development Committee Summer Grant
  • Syracuse University Fellowship

Recent Publications

  • “Criticizing the Dead: The Oneida Community and Spiritualism,” in The Handbook of Spiritualism and Channeling, ed. Cathy Gutierrez. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012.
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