Wendy Cadge, Ph.D.

Wendy Cadge, Ph.D.

Wendy Cadge, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to healthcare, immigration and sexuality. She is the author of Heartwood: the First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (University of Chicago Press 2005), Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press 2012) and many articles, including recent ones on intercessory prayer, physicians’ experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, and the prayers people write in hospital prayer books. She is an award winning teacher and works with the media, contributing op-ed pieces to major newspapers and appearing on television to comment on her areas of study.

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