Rebecca Lea Potts is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies and WGSS. Her research focuses on religious materiality in the United States and US-Mexico Border, settler colonialism, and the built environment. Her dissertation, entitled “West Textures: Aesthetics and Extraction in Texas,” brings religious studies into conversation with environmental history, queer theory, and critical human geography to examine the impact of materials and their various characteristics and locations—liquid, solid, viscous, invisible, underground, surface, atmospheric—on religious and economic and values.
“Sticky Space: Toxicity and Time in a New England City,” Antipode. Vol 54, no 4, 2022.
"Prophets of Place: Centering Waco in the Shiplap Frontier of Fixer Upper,” The Journal of Popular Culture. Vol. 54, no. 1, 2021.