My research examines the intersection of Christianity, capitalism, and war. Initially, my work focused on the first half of the nineteenth century United States, but has since broadened to examine the global implications of these intersections in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, using my doctoral research as a contextual foundation. Questions that animate my current research include: How has religion influenced marketplace behavior? To what degree have American visions of consumerism reshaped religious experience around the world? How has religious belief shaped attitudes toward military action, and in what ways has militarism shaped U.S. evangelical identity? Did Christians influenced by revival use the military and the expanding market to impose their spiritual visions upon the world? What do Christian approaches to money and exchange say collectively about morality and the market?
2020-2021 Research Presentations:
Jan 2020 – American Society of Church History (New York, NY)
Feb 2020 – Social Sciences Division Seminar, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
Dec 2020 – Newberry Seminar on Religion and Culture in the Americas (Chicago, IL)
May 2021 – Adolf A. Berle Symposium on Corporation, Law and Society (Seattle, WA)