Heidi Campbell

Heidi A. Campbell, PhD, is an American communications academic. She is known for her work in digital religion and studies related to religion and new media. Her approach builds upon ideas drawn from social shaping of technology, which sees technological change and user innovation as a social process.

Memes Used to Tweak Believers', Politicians' Views

Catholics are taught there is one God in three persons. But in the world of memes — roughly described as photo- or illustration-driven editorial cartoons — there's more than one Jesus.


Heidi Campbell on Internet Memes and Religious Stereotypes

In her lecture “When Religious Internet Memes about Religion are Mean: Loving the Religious Other,” Heidi Campbell, professor of communication at Texas A&M University, considers how Internet memes can negatively shape popular understandings of the religious other-and how we can respond with posi...

When Religion Meets New Media

This lively book focuses on how different Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities engage with new media. Rather than simply reject or accept new media, religious communities negotiate complex relationships with these technologies in light of their history and beliefs.


Heidi Campbell

Interview with Dr. Heidi Campbell, Professor at Texas A&M Department of Communication

Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture

This informed theology of communication and media analyzes how we consume new media and technologies and discusses the impact on our social and religious lives.

How to Build Community While Worshipping Online

Calls for social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic have forced churches to cancel weekly gatherings, with many church leaders moving worship online.


Heidi Campbell | Networked Theology

When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010), and the book discussed in this interview, Networked Theology (Baker Academic, 2016).

Digital Creatives and the Rethinking of Religious Authority

This book reflects on how digital media simultaneously challenges and empowers new and traditional forms of religious authority.

The Place of Technology in Churches Moving Forward

It is significant that many churches that once eschewed technology are now using it regularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further theological reflection aside, what impacts will the ways we use technology now have on the church over the years to come?

How to Use Digital Devices This Lent for Holy Reflection

Technology can, in fact, be good for religion. The question is, how do we engage with technology thoughtfully and actively?