Michael Pasquier

Michael Pasquier

Jaak Seynaeve Professor of Christian Studies

Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

208A Coates Hall


Courses Taught

History of Religion in the United States, History of Christianity, Religion in Southern Culture, American Catholic History, Religion in Louisiana, Religion and Film


Current Research Interests

American religious history; Religion in the Mississippi River Valley; Religion in French colonial Louisiana; Religion in the U.S. South; Religion and the Environment; American Catholicism


Interested in Directing Theses On

American Catholicism; American religious history; Religion in the U.S. South, the Gulf South, and/or Louisiana



BA, Louisiana State University (2002)
MA, Florida State University (2003)
PhD, Florida State University (2007)


Awards and Honors

Public Humanities Fellow, The Whiting Foundation, 2017-2018
Emerging Scholar Rainmaker Award, LSU, 2014
Summer Stipend, NEH 2013
Art Works Grant, NEA, 2012



Religion in America: The Basics (Routledge, 2017)

Gods of the Mississippi (Editor), Religion in North America Series (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013).

Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870, Religion in America Series (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).



Water Like Stone: A Portrait of a Louisiana Fishing Village (Co-Producer with Zack Godshall), 2013.