C. Monique Deal Barlow

Doctoral Student, Georgia State University

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About C. Monique

Deal Barlow's research focuses on the intersectionality of evangelical Christianity and politics. Deal Barlow's overarching themes in writing include the impact of evangelical Christianity on attitudes toward public policy, effects of biblical literalism on political participation, and dog whistle politics. Deal Barlow has taught Introduction to Religious Studies and Introduction to American Politics at Georgia State University.


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"A Sickening Truth: Christian Nationalism May Be A Barrier To Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19," C. Monique Deal Barlow, Viewpoint, Church & State Magazine , May 2021.
"Christian Nationalism Is a Barrier to Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19," C. Monique Deal Barlow, Ethics Religion, The Conversation, April 1, 2021.


"Paved with Bad Intentions: QAnon’s Save the Children Campaign" (with Cody Buntain, Mia Bloom, and Mila A. Johns). Journal of Online Trust and Safety 1, no. 2 (2022).

Introduces three factors that potentially contributed space for appropriating the slogan into the QAnon-backed #SaveTheChildren campaign and, in this context, examines images of children shown alongside QAnon #SaveTheChildren messages.   Examines the use of race, age, gender, and graphic depictions in this exploitative imagery. Shows QAnon-related images massively over-represent preteen, white children compared to child-trafficking statistics and include a substantial proportion of graphic imagery.

"I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A History of Transgender Identity and What It Means for Progressive Christianity," Georgia State University, August 8, 2017.

Traces the historical evolution of the term transgender in the United States, mainly since the Second World War. Discusses how this terminological history may sustain an understanding of transgender identity within progressive Evangelical churches, and shows how different progressive interpretations of the creation stories in Genesis may serve to promote tolerance and acceptance.