Christopher Stroop is creating blogging, commentary, journalism, advocacy
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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. I've helped to bring together the growing Exvangelical (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#ChristianAltFacts, 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). 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 the University of South Florida, after which I became a visitin instructor in the Honors College at USF. I am currently a freelance writer and independent scholar. 

I have been quoted in NewsweekThinkProgress, 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.
Tiers
Patrons Only Monthly Newsletter
$5 or more per month 146 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 2 patrons
  • 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. 
Goals
$1,240 of $1,500 per month
In addition to the expenses covered by the previous levels, $1500 a month will cover dental and health insurance while I pursue writing, activism, and advocacy up to 30 hours per week during this current period in my life when I am not engaged in full-time academic work, but am instead focusing on writing as much as possible. 
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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. I've helped to bring together the growing Exvangelical (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#ChristianAltFacts, 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). 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 the University of South Florida, after which I became a visitin instructor in the Honors College at USF. I am currently a freelance writer and independent scholar. 

I have been quoted in NewsweekThinkProgress, 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.

Recent posts by Christopher Stroop

Tiers
Patrons Only Monthly Newsletter
$5 or more per month 146 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 2 patrons
  • 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.