Michael Grigoni

Michael Grigoni is a PhD Candidate in the Graduate Program in Religion and a 2019–2020 Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellow.

His research interests center on Christian theology, ethics, and ethnography. His dissertation combines these interests to inquire about the place of guns in U.S. American life. Having conducted over a year of ethnographic fieldwork in the Triangle Region of North Carolina with Christian handgun owners, on the one hand, and Christian gun violence activists, on the other, his dissertation develops a Christian ethics of handgun ownership that emerges from this ethnographic starting point.

In 2018, he taught an interdisciplinary seminar titled "Faith and Firearms in American Life" at Duke University.


Duke University
, Durham, NC
Ph.D., Religion, 2020 (anticipated)
Dissertation: “The Gun in U.S. American Life: An Ethnographic Christian Ethics”

Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
M.T.S., Theology

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
M.A., Ethnomusicology

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude

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