"[Maddux] presents an interesting reading of contemporary culture and offers a methodology for a more careful consideration of the interaction between media and religion."―Paul A. Soukup, Santa Clara University, Communication Research Trends
"Maddux is a clear writer doing bread-and-butter analysis of important works that obviously have had an influence on public life."―Brian Jackson, Brigham Young University, Rhetoric Review
"A sophisticated and provocative rhetorical critique. From careful analyses of The Passion of the Christ to The Da Vinci Code, Maddux builds an impressive case that religious faith, even in the context of media entertainment, necessarily informs politics and civic life. She nimbly navigates the two combustible themes of religion and gender without succumbing to predictable partisanship. Formidable topic. Fascinating critique."―Susan Schultz Huxman, Director, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University
Kristy Maddux is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. Her work has been published by many journals, including Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Feminist Media Studies, and Women's Studies in Communication. She lives in the greater Washington, D.C., area.