Madeline Gambino joined the Religion in the Americas program in 2016. Her research considers how religious communities creatively adapt and respond to perceptions of institutional decline, paying particular attention to the roles of age, gender, ethnicity, authority, and space and place in a community’s understanding of its past and future. Madeline holds a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Lafayette College and, as a recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Postgraduate Student Award, an MSc in Religion and Society from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. In Scotland, Madeline wrote her thesis on widespread ministerial vacancies in the Church of Scotland and conducted a year-long case study of a parish church undergoing a process of ministerial transition. In 2016-17, Madeline coordinated the Religion Department’s “What Is…?” Pedagogical Colloquium.