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Education PhD, MA – University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. – Haverford College
Research and Teaching Areas Eighteenth-century Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, Early Modern Religion, Digital Humanities
Current Project Religion Transformed: Protestants and the American Revolution
Print Publications (as Carté Engel)
“Connecting Protestant in Britain’s Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Empire,” William & Mary Quarterly, January 2018, 75(1), 37-70.
“Dissent in the Atlantic World after the American Revolution,” in Vol II of The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Vol. II, Andrew Thompson, ed. (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 2018), 200-221.
“Revisiting the Bishop Controversy,” in Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman, eds., The Revolution Reborn (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), 132-49.
“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
Blog Posts and Electronic Publications
“How do we find religion in the American Revolution?” The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History, June 2016
“Religion, Revolution, and Digital Humanities,” Religion in American History blog, May 2016
“Religion and Global Flows,” Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture, June 2015
“Triangulating Religion and the American Revolution through Jedidiah Morse,” Common-place, 15.3, May 2015
“Four Questions with Randall Stephens at US Religious History Blog,” Religion in American History blog, August 2014
“From Manuscript to Metadata,” Religion in American History blog, June 2013
“Religion in United States History since 1865,” syllabus published electronically through the Young Scholars of American Religion Program at the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
“Protestant Empires, Whiggish History, and Personal Religious Histories,” Religion in American History blog, June 2009
“Report on Markets and Morality conference,” Religion in American History blog, November 2008
Sons of the American Revolution-Kings College London Visiting Professor, 2018
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
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