Nebraska Authors

Rachel Pokora

Pokora, a professor of communication at Nebraska Wesleyan, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church along with other members of the group Call to Action. Her book Crisis of Catholic Authority details the struggles of the local Call to Action group against the Church.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
East Lansing, MI
West Lafayette, IN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Communications; Religious Studies; Catholicism; Local Histories; Gender and Religion


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, 1993, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Master of Arts Degree, 1993, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ph.D. in Communication, 1996, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan University(Since 1996), Lincoln, NE


Crisis of Catholic Authority: Faith and Power in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. 2013.

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