Today on Purse Strings Maria is joined by Kelly Baker the editor of Women in Higher Education and a freelance writer who covers religion, racism, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. Kelly is also an essayist, historian, and reporter. She has regular columns at the Chronicle for Higher Education‘s Vitae project, Women in Higher Education, Killing the Buddha, and Sacred Matters. She has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Bearings, The Rumpus, The Manifest-Station, Religion Dispatches, Christian Century’s Then Now, Washington Post, and Brain, Child. Kelly is also the author of the award-winning book, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930, and The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture.