Todd Green

I joined the faculty of Luther College in the fall of 2008. Prior to Luther, I served as a visiting instructor at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

I teach courses in European and American religious history. My research interests include Islamophobia, interreligious dialogue, and secularization. I have published peer-reviewed articles on these topics as well as a book titled Responding to Secularization: The Deaconess Movement in Nineteenth-Century Sweden (Brill, 2011). My current book project is called The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press, forthcoming 2015). This book surveys the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia in Europe and the United States.

I contribute regularly to the Religion section of The Huffington Post and co-chair the Religion in Europe Group of the American Academy of Religion.


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
M.Div. Columbia Theological Seminary
Birmingham-Southern College

Todd Green