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 full-time 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. While at UA earning her MA in Religious Studies she also earned a Master of Library & Information Studies degree. Upon being accepted to UA Phoebe was selected as its 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. Phoebe is now an Instruction and Assessment Librarian at Caldwell University in New Jersey.