Dr. Calvin Mercer’s work on religion and transhumanism includes co-editing, along with UK scholar Steve Fuller *Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successors*, a new series that addresses human enhancement issues from all disciplines and points of view. Dr. Mercer is the co-editor of *Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension* (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; reissued in paperback, 2014); *The Body in Transhumanism: The World Religions Speak* (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); *Religion and Transhumanism: The Unknown Future of Human Enhancement* (Praeger, 2014); and *Religion and Human Enhancement: Death, Values, and Morality* (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). His scholarly articles on the topic are found in *Dialog: A Journal of Theology, Theology and Science, Religions*, and other edited books. He was founding chair of the “Human Enhancement and Transhumanism” Group at the American Academy of Religion. Some of his work is summarized in [this podcast interview](http://brickcaster.com/christiantranshumanist/29). Also trained in clinical psychology, Dr. Mercer practiced professionally part-time for over a decade and uses this discipline in his published work on religion, as exampled in his 2009 book by Praeger *Slaves to Faith: A Therapist Looks Inside the Fundamentalist Mind*. He is professor of religious studies at East Carolina University and gives public lectures on the religious implications of human enhancement technology, fundamentalism, and other topics.
[(Listen to an interview with Calvin Mercer and Micah Redding)](http://brickcaster.com/christiantranshumanist/29)
(Download full CV here)