Associate professor, Department of Anthropology and School of Religious Studies (McGill University)
Christianity; Messianic Judaism; Ecology, Material and sensory studies; Anthropology of religion; Capitalism and consumption; Space, place and landscape; Global networks and imaginaries; North America, primarily the United States and Quebec.
hillary.kaell [at] mcgill.ca (> E-mail)
Kaell, Hillary. Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States, Princeton University Press, 2020.
Kaell, Hillary (ed.). Everyday Sacred: Religion in Contemporary Quebec, McGill-Queens University Press, 2017.
Kaell, Hillary. Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage, New York University Press, 2014.
“Young People, Religious and Globalization: Transforming Self, Transforming the World” Special Issue (co-editors Charles Mercier and Jean-Philippe Warren), Social Sciences and Missions (SSM) 36 (1) 2023
“In the Capital of Closed Churches: Heritage Buildings as Social Entrepreneurship in Quebec,” in eds. Maren Freudenberg and Astrid Reuter, Social Forms in American and European Christianity. Bielefeld, Germany and London UK: Transcript, under review.
“Humanitarianism Between the World Wars,” in eds. Cara Burnidge and Lauren Turek, The Routledge History of U.S. Religion and Politics, New York: Routledge, under review. “Religion Performed: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893” (with David Walker), in ed. Thomas Dubois, A Cultural History of Religion in the Age of Empire, London: Bloomsbury, in press.
“Aftermath: Studying Life after Pilgrimage,” in ed. Antón M. Pazos, Religious Pilgrimages in the Mediterranean World, 158-172. Abingdon UK/New York: Routledge, 2023.
“A Perfected Bank: Catholic Capitalism in Early Twentieth-century Quebec”, History and Anthropology, 2023.
“Mapping the Field of Religion, Globalization and Youth Agency: Introduction,” Special Issue (with Charles Mercier and Jean-Philippe Warren), Social Sciences and Missions (SSM) 36 (1) 2023: 1-15.
“Resilience: Ecology and Morality on Climate-Vulnerable Coasts,” (with Philip Campanile), Contending Modernities (University of Notre Dame), 2023.Kaell, Hillary. Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States, Princeton University Press, 2020.
“Immobile Global: Making Christian Globalism at Home in the United States”, American Anthropologist, January 2021. Print forthcoming.
“The Holy Childhood Association on Earth and in Heaven: Catholic Globalism in Nineteenth-century North America,” American Quarterly 72(4) 2020: 827-851.
“Renamed: The Living, the Dead, and the Global in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Christianity,” American Historical Review 125(3) 2020: 815-839.
“Semi-Public Hints of Jewish Lineage in Messianic Judaism,” Ethnos, June 2020. Print forthcoming.