Kevin's research in American religious history centers on the intersection of religion, capitalism, and environmentalism in the second half of the twentieth century. His dissertation, "Living Green: The Neolbieral Climate of Protestant Environmentalism" traces the rise of Protestant environmentalism in the 1970s, focusing on the concept of "Christain lifestyle" and how its circulation reflects the influence of neoliberal conceptions of political and religious action. In other arenas, his work has focused on a variety of related topics, from the phenomenon of "globally-responsible diets" popularized by a 1976 Mennonite cookbook to the study of a back-to-the-land Hare Krishna commune recently enriched by fracking royalties.
- Living Green: The Neoliberal Climate of Protestant Environmentalism. Dissertation (in progress, expected spring of 2021).
- "'The world food crisis is not a fad': The More-with-Less Cookbook and Protestant Environmental Spirituality." Article in Religion & American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation (July 2019).
- Response to Darren Dochuk, Anointed with Oil. Religion and Its Publics Blog (May 2019) http://relpubs.as.virginia.edu/anointed-with-oil-response-by-kevin-stewart-rose/.
- Buckner W. Clay Fellow, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at UVa, 2019-2020.
- Research Fellow, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2019.
- Wiliam and Carolyn Polk Jefferson Fellow, Jefferson Scholars Foundation at UVa, 2016-2021.