In May 2022, I spoke with a reporter from the Boston Globe about the longer history of widespread support for contraception, threatened by wholesale attacks on women's sexual autonomy.
Religious historian Eric Miller and I spoke about the book for the magazine of the John C. Danforth Center for the Study of Religion and Politics. We discussed the fascinating people who animate its chapters, and the importance of thinking about how sexuality shapes American religion and politics.
I spoke with religious historian and podcast host Ashley Campbell about Public Confessions, religious conversions, and the joys of archival research
I spoke with a New York Times reporter about the ways in which outmoded US immigration laws define "consummation" as the criteria for a legitimate marriage certificate.
The Publishers Weekly Interview
In "Performing Authenticity: PW Talks with Rebecca L. Davis," I reflected on what I learned about conversion's importance to ideas of truth in my new book, PUBLIC CONFESSIONS. Print and online, August 9, 2021.
The Best Books that Show Why Sex Matters to US History
Thanks to the good people at Shepherd.com, I had the opportunity to share some of my favorite books -- check it out!
Talking about elaborate engagements on Air Talk with Larry Mantle
I joined a conversation about the history of elaborate marriage proposals on a recent (January 2020) episode of AirTalk with Larry Mantle of KPCC in Los Angeles.
Sexing History: "Touch Me, I'm Yours"
I explain how conservative evangelical marital advice guides of the 1970s, like Marabel Morgan's The Total Woman, viewed the sexual politics of the changing American workplace.
Religion, Marriage, and Sexual Counterrevolutions
A lecture given at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis, May 9, 2014
How Religion Shapes the History of Sexuality
"Believe It: Finding Religion in the History of U.S. Sexuality," notchesblog.com
"Late Night Live" with Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National, Australia
I discussed MORE PERFECT UNIONS and the history of telling people how to be happily married.