Jason Sprague

Sprague, Jason
PhD student
Education: 
MA, Miami University, 2010
Curriculum Vitae: 

Jason Sprague is a Ph.D. candidate in Religion in Europe and the Americas.  Jason earned an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Miami University in 2010 and a B.A. in Religion from Wabash College in 2005.

Jason studies the religious history of Native American Catholics in the Great Lakes region, with research interests in Great Lakes Native American religions, American Catholicism, and New Religious Movements in the United States.  Jason’s dissertation examines Odawa Catholicism in the L’Arbre Croche region of northern Michigan as it was practiced in the absence of a priestly presence between 1765 and 1829.  He has presented papers at a variety of conferences, including the Great Lakes History Conference, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, and the AAR Upper Midwest Regional Meeting.

He has served as a T.A. or instructor for the following courses: Religion and Social Life: Popular Television, Introduction to American Indian and Native Studies, Modern Religion and Culture, Quest for Human Destiny, and The Judeo-Christian Tradition.

Jason currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he teaches Michigan History in the History and Philosophy Department at Eastern Michigan University.

Research Interests: 
Great Lakes Native American religions, American Catholicism, and New Religious Movements in the United States
Awards, Honors and Grants: 

Post Comprehensive Summer Fellowship (Summer 2016)
Louis Penningroth Award (Spring 2016)