Erin Prophet is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Religion at Rice University. She is the author of five articles or book chapters including “Charisma and Authority in New Religious Movements” in the Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements Vol. II (2016), “New Religion” in Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, edited by Jeffrey Kripal, Macmillan Reference Interdisciplinary Handbooks (2016) and “Deconstructing the Scientology ‘Monster’ of Popular Imagination,” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review (2015). She has a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to her interests, which include the dynamics of new religious movements, religious violence, millennialism and apocalypticism, and secularization theory. She is also the author of Prophet’s Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside Church Universal and Triumphant, Lyons Press (2009) and a co-author of Comparing Religions (2014) by Jeffrey Kripal.
M.A. Rice University, Philosophy
MPH Boston University, Epidemiology
B.A. University of Southern California, Journalism