Emma Cieslik and Emily Suzanne Johnson

Emma Cieslik (she/her) is a student at Ball State University studying public history and anthropology. She is the recipient of an Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Ball State Honors College to conduct research related to LGBTQ+ religious identity in the Muncie community.

Dr. Emily Suzanne Johnson (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies at Ball State University. She is the author of This Is Our Message: Women’s Leadership in the New Christian Right (Oxford, 2019) and the director of the Muncie LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. Her work has appeared in Religion and American Culture, the Washington Post, and other scholarly and public venues.

Recent Posts by Emma Cieslik and Emily Suzanne Johnson

What Wondrous Love Is This: Finding Queer Religion in Muncie, Indiana

We expected to hear about shared experiences of homophobia and isolation, but much to our joy and surprise, we have also heard, time and time again, about how our narrators have found and cultivated communities that affirm the lives of queer people.