Phoebe Duke-Mosier

Degree Program: MA

Graduation Year: 2023

Advisor: K. Merinda Simmons


Phoebe Duke-Mosier graduated from Hamilton College in 2019 with a degree in religious studies. Her senior thesis, “Drinking the Kool-Aid: Discourses of Death at Jonestown,” was selected for publication in the Fall 2020 issue of The Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa. Prior to coming to the University of Alabama, she worked on the court procedures team at Goodwin Procter LLP, a Global 50 law firm. Her research interests include religion’s relationship with popular culture and consumerism, discourses and practices surrounding death, and collective memory and memorialization of trauma. She is also pursuing a Master of Library & Information Studies degree. Phoebe is earning a dual degree (in REL and Library Sciences) and was selected as UA's sole recipient of the very prestigious David Francko Graduate Fellowship for 2020 -- a fully-funded award for the duration of her MA degree at UA. She began the REL MA in Fall 2021. Visit her website.