William J. Clements Department of History – Dallas Hall Room 51
Research Interests: Eighteenth-century Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, Early Modern Religion, Digital Humanities
Current Research: The Cause of True Religion: International Protestantism and the American Revolution
US Religious History to 1865
US Religious History since 1865
“’Deserted by our Friends Brethren in G. Britain’: The Bishop Controversy and the Religious Origins of the American Revolution,” in The Revolution Reborn (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).
“The Founding Fathers in Modern America,” in Darren Dochuk and Matthew Sutton, eds., Faith in the New Millennium (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming January 2016).
“Dissent in the Atlantic World after the American Revolution,” in Vol II of A History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, series eds., Timothy Larsen and Mark Noll (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, forthcoming 2016)
“Triangulating Religion and the American Revolution through Jedidiah Morse,” Common-place, 15.3, May 2015.
Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, paper 2011).
- 2010 Dale W. Brown Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, awarded by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.
“The SPCK and the American Revolution: The Limits of International Protestantism,” Church History, March 2012, 8(1), 77-103.
“Moravians in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World,” Journal of Moravian History, 12(1), Spring 2012, 1-19.
“Religion and the Economy: New Methods for an Old Problem,” Early American Studies 8(3), Fall 2010, 482-514.
“The Evolution of the Bethlehem Pilgergemeine,” in Jonathan Strom and James Melton, eds., Pietism in Two Worlds (New York: Ashgate, 2009), 163-181.
“’Commerce that the Lord Could Sanctify and Bless’: Moravian Participation in Transatlantic Trade, 1740-1760” in Michele Gillespie and Robert Beachy, eds., Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World (New York: Berghahn Books, 2007), 113-126.
“Bridging the Gap: Religious Community and Declension in Eighteenth-century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, 11 (2005), 407-442.
“The Strangers’ Store: Moral Capitalism in Moravian Bethlehem, 1753-1775,” Early American Studies 1(1), January 2003, 90-126.
- 2003 Colonial Society of Pennsylvania Article Prize
Colin Powel Faculty Fellow, Tower Center for Political Studies, 2014
Sam Taylor Research Fellowship, 2014
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Research Grant, 2012
Affiliate Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, 2011-2012
ACLS Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship, 2009-2010 Competition Year
SHEAR Research Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia-Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2010
American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, 2009
Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Young Scholars Program, 2007-2009
McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005
Yale University, Center for Religion in American Life Dissertation Fellow, 2002-2003
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellow, 2001
Program in Early American Economy and Society-Library Company of Philadelphia Dissertation Fellow, 2000-2001