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Joshua T. Parks

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia – PhD in religious studies (in progress)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary – MTS in history and ecumenics (2023)
  • Western Michigan University – MA in medieval studies (2020)
  • Calvin University – BA in music and English literature (2018)

Research Interests

American religious and cultural history, religion and the Walt Disney Company, medievalism


  • Religious biography of Walt Disney, under contract with Eerdmans for the Library of Religious Biography series
  • Co-edited volume on medievalism in Disney media, in preparation with Brepols for the Reinterpreting the Middle Ages series
  • “Singing With the Chthulucene: More-than-Human Music in Theology and Worship,” Doxology 33, no. 3, fall 2022
  • “Speculative Mythology: Tolkien’s Adaptation of the Devil and Winter in Old English Poetry,” Tolkien Studies 18, fall 2021
  • “The Lament of the Disney Dad: What White Evangelicals Really Hate About ‘Wokeness’ at Disney World,” Religion Dispatches, May 5, 2021