British Association for American Studies


Chiara Migliori

Chiara Migliori earned a Ph.D. at the Graduate School of North American Studies of the Freie UniversitŠt Berlin with a dissertation titled “‘We’re Saying Merry Christmas Again’: Donald Trump as the Savior of White Conservative Christian identity”. Her research focuses on the reasons behind the support granted to Trump in the 2016 election by white conservative Christian voters, and has been conducted through qualitative individual and peer-group interviews with voters and members of religion-based lobbies and advocacy groups.

Book Review: Religious Freedom: The Contested History of An American Ideal by Tisa Wenger

By recounting pivotal events of the Unites States imperialistic expansion through the lens of the religious-ideological struggle which informed them, in Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal, Tisa Wenger explains how the ideal of religious freedom has been a part of the discourse of the United States’ dominant ethnic group, white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, as well as a tool deployed by the ‘many people who wanted to locate themselves as equal partners in the American experiment – and to transform themselves into actors, rather than subjects of the imperial modern’ (34).

Book Cover: Abortion and the Law in America

Book Review: Abortion and the Law in America by Mary Ziegler

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September 2020 caused a resurgence of the long-standing debate over abortion in the United States, especially because it happened merely two months before the presidential election which could confirm Donald Trump for a second mandate.