My dissertation is a history of conversion between religions in the nineteenth-century United States. My curriculum vitae has my publications, talks, and workshops, usually in full text. My research is made public in databases and other digital projects. Along with Erin Bartram, I’ve created the American Converts Database, and I’m working on a project on the historical demographics of American religion. I teach classes on American religious history, the nineteenth century, and digital humanities. I’m a regular contributor at at Religion in American History and ProfHacker.
On this site I write an academic blog about history, religion, and digital humanities, which also aggregates my writings elsewhere. Here is a list of all of my posts, and these are the most recent:
- How I Got Started as a Digital Humanist
- From the Rivers of Water to the River of Dark Dreams
- Adjusting Maps of Religion for Population (A Failed Experiment?)
- Historical Religion Data in the NHGIS and What You Can Do with It
- THATCamp AAR Workshop: Data Analysis for Humanists
Much of my research is supported or augmented by coding projects, which are listed on the research page.