Angie Heo’s research interests include the comparative and ethnographic study of modern Christianities, with particular focus on Eastern Orthodoxy in the Arab Middle East and Evangelical Protestantism in the Asian Pacific Rim. Heo’s first project engages media practices of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox to understand the role of religion in the making of communal authority and national-sectarian difference. Heo’s second project shifts gears to Evangelical South Korea to consider the confluence of late capitalist development and anti-communist ideology in Cold War Asia.
Her work has been published in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, American Ethnologist, Material Religion, and Comparative Studies of Society and History. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Barnard College faculty grant to support her research and writing.
Heo received her PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BA in anthropology from Harvard University. She was previously a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany.