Wendy Cadge’s research explores issues in contemporary American religion. She is currently working on a series of projects about how religion is present in public institutions including ports, airports, healthcare organizations, institutions of higher education, and other sites. Her most recent book, In Between Places: The Everyday Work of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, focuses on Boston as a case study to asks who chaplains are and what scholars can learn about the contemporary religious landscape by starting from their work. With Shelly Rambo, she also edited a new textbook Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century to be published in May 2022. She is also involved in ongoing collaborations with colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hebrew Senior Life that have resulted in publications about ethics committees, the moral lives of health professionals, and how nurses responded to the COVID pandemic in the early months. For more information see:

Current Projects

Closing Congregations

Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces

Chaplains of Color: An Overview

Educating Effective Chaplains

In Between Places: the Everyday Work of Chaplaincy

Interprofessional Spiritual Care Training

Mapping Jewish Chaplaincy

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