Christopher Stroop is creating blogging, commentary, journalism, ex-Evangelical and social just
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Thank you for your interest in my work! I'm a writer, public speaker, historian, policy researcher, frequent podcast and radio guest, ex-Evangelical advocate and activist, and Twitter personality. In the latter capacity, I've helped to bring together the growing ex-Evangelical community and movement and to educate the broader American public about the serious threat the Christian Right represents to democracy and human rights. I've also created a number of viral hashtags including #EmptyThePews and #YouDontKnowEvangelicals). My website at ChrisStroop.com hosts a sample portfolio of my published professional writing as well as my blog, Not Your Mission Field.

A former Evangelical turned critic of the Christian Right, I focus on religion and politics, human rights, Russia (history, culture, society, politics), the US Christian Right, and the dangers posed by the global right-wing networks involved in rising fascism (in the form of Trumpism here in the US). Your contributions will support my research, writing, and speaking on these timely topics of public importance. I am available to book as a public speaker, and if you contribute at the $50-$249 level, I will gladly waive a speaking fee for an annual engagement at a forum of your choosing. Or, if you prefer, I will write a guest post for your blog or website.

If you would like to make a one-time gift in support of my work instead of a monthly commitment, click here for PayPal.Me or here for Square Cash (which allows anonymous donations).

So, who am I? I graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Russian history and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities, after which I spent three academic years teaching at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, where I caused a minor scandal by "teaching Pussy Riot lyrics" (sort of). I am currently a visiting instructor in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, I was a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences housed in the History Department at USF). All the while I'm doing policy researchjournalism, and commentary focusing on religion, politics, and global right-wing networks, and in particular on criticizing the American Christian Right and documenting Russia's role in the global culture wars. I also work hard helping to build the ex-Evangelical community and movement via Twitter and as an administrator of the Facebook support group Exvangelical.

I have been quoted in Business InsiderThe New RepublicPolitico, and The GuardianDaily Kos, and  Right Wing Watch, as well as interviewed on BBC Russia Service (in Russian) and BBC World Service's Newsday radio broadcast. Journalists seek me out regularly, and, in addition to doing my own research and writing, I engage in activism. This work takes a lot of time, and much of it is underpaid or uncompensated. If you find value in it, your support will enable me to keep producing.
Rewards
Patrons Only Monthly Newsletter
$5 or more per month 78 patrons
  • If you support me at $5 per month or more, I will provide you with a patrons only newsletter on my plans and activities.
Speaking Engagement with Fee Waived or a Guest Post for your Blog/Site
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • For a monthly contribution of $50-$249, I will gladly speak at a forum and on a topic of your choosing (there are reasonable limits - I can't speak on astrophysics as I know nothing about it). I may need travel assistance but will waive my speaking fee (usually set on a sliding scale). Alternatively, I will write a guest post for your blog or website.
Semi-annual private conversation/consultation with a meal on me
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • At the $250 level of support, I will be happy to periodically personally consult with you, by phone or in person, on matters related to my areas of expertise. If you are in my area or will be passing through or I'll be in yours, we can meet for a meal on me. 
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$484 of $500 per month
My time (2012-2015) living and working at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow was invaluable for deepening my knowledge of contemporary Russian realities and building the international networks that allow me to do the work I do (for an example, see here). Nevertheless, that time came with opportunity cost. I went with debt denominated in dollars and earned in what turned out to be a rapidly devaluing ruble. $500 a month would go a long way toward getting me back on track with debt reduction. As a result, I will be able to focus more on researching, pitching, writing, tweeting, Storifying, and educating the public about critical issues of our time. 
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Thank you for your interest in my work! I'm a writer, public speaker, historian, policy researcher, frequent podcast and radio guest, ex-Evangelical advocate and activist, and Twitter personality. In the latter capacity, I've helped to bring together the growing ex-Evangelical community and movement and to educate the broader American public about the serious threat the Christian Right represents to democracy and human rights. I've also created a number of viral hashtags including #EmptyThePews and #YouDontKnowEvangelicals). My website at ChrisStroop.com hosts a sample portfolio of my published professional writing as well as my blog, Not Your Mission Field.

A former Evangelical turned critic of the Christian Right, I focus on religion and politics, human rights, Russia (history, culture, society, politics), the US Christian Right, and the dangers posed by the global right-wing networks involved in rising fascism (in the form of Trumpism here in the US). Your contributions will support my research, writing, and speaking on these timely topics of public importance. I am available to book as a public speaker, and if you contribute at the $50-$249 level, I will gladly waive a speaking fee for an annual engagement at a forum of your choosing. Or, if you prefer, I will write a guest post for your blog or website.

If you would like to make a one-time gift in support of my work instead of a monthly commitment, click here for PayPal.Me or here for Square Cash (which allows anonymous donations).

So, who am I? I graduated from Stanford University in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Russian history and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities, after which I spent three academic years teaching at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, where I caused a minor scandal by "teaching Pussy Riot lyrics" (sort of). I am currently a visiting instructor in the Honors College at the University of South Florida (during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, I was a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences housed in the History Department at USF). All the while I'm doing policy researchjournalism, and commentary focusing on religion, politics, and global right-wing networks, and in particular on criticizing the American Christian Right and documenting Russia's role in the global culture wars. I also work hard helping to build the ex-Evangelical community and movement via Twitter and as an administrator of the Facebook support group Exvangelical.

I have been quoted in Business InsiderThe New RepublicPolitico, and The GuardianDaily Kos, and  Right Wing Watch, as well as interviewed on BBC Russia Service (in Russian) and BBC World Service's Newsday radio broadcast. Journalists seek me out regularly, and, in addition to doing my own research and writing, I engage in activism. This work takes a lot of time, and much of it is underpaid or uncompensated. If you find value in it, your support will enable me to keep producing.

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Rewards
Patrons Only Monthly Newsletter
$5 or more per month 78 patrons
  • If you support me at $5 per month or more, I will provide you with a patrons only newsletter on my plans and activities.
Speaking Engagement with Fee Waived or a Guest Post for your Blog/Site
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • For a monthly contribution of $50-$249, I will gladly speak at a forum and on a topic of your choosing (there are reasonable limits - I can't speak on astrophysics as I know nothing about it). I may need travel assistance but will waive my speaking fee (usually set on a sliding scale). Alternatively, I will write a guest post for your blog or website.
Semi-annual private conversation/consultation with a meal on me
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
  • At the $250 level of support, I will be happy to periodically personally consult with you, by phone or in person, on matters related to my areas of expertise. If you are in my area or will be passing through or I'll be in yours, we can meet for a meal on me.