Irving and Rose Crown fellow & PhD candidate
Department of History, Brandeis University
PhD history, Brandeis University, 2009–
- Dissertation: “The Varieties of American Conversion: The Origins of Religious Choice in the United States”
- Committee: Jonathan D. Sarna, Jane Kamensky, David Hackett Fischer
- General examinations passed, May 2011
MA history, Brandeis University, 2011
MA history, Bob Jones University, 2008
BA history, Bob Jones University, 2006
Articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings
“Digital Humanities Is a Spectrum; or, We’re All Digital Humanists Now,” in Melissa Terras, Edward Vanhoutte, and Julianne Nyhan, eds., Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Ashgate, forthcoming 2013). web
“Confessionalization and the Creedal Tradition,” The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association (March 2010): 79–90. PDF
Review of The Gardiners of Massachusetts: Provincial Ambition and the British-American, by T. A. Milford, Historical Journal of Massachusetts 39, nos. 1–2 (2011): 265–66. PDF
Review of Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Early America: From the Colonial Era to the Civil War, edited by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, Army History 78 (2011): 44–45. PDF
Review of In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement, by Michael Lienesch, The Southern Historian 30 (2009): 103–5. PDF
“James G. Birney Runs for President (1840 & 1844)” in The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, ed. John R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman (Facts on File, forthcoming 2012).
“Alexander Hamilton,” “Fugitive Slave Acts,” “Domestic Slave Trade,” and “New England” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America, ed. Christopher Bates (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2010).
“New Harmony (1814–1830)” in The Encyclopedia of American Immigration, ed. Carl L. Bankston III (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010).
“Salmon P. Chase” in The Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2009).
“Grand Army of the Republic” and “Theodore Roosevelt” in The Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, ed. William A. Pencak (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009).
“Draft” in The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia, ed. Paul Finkelman and Martin Hershock (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2008).
Conference papers & talks
“Returning to the Fold: Nineteenth Century Converts Who Returned to Their Original Faith,” paper presented at Kronstadt Moment/Road to Damascus, New School for Social Research, New York, April 26–27, 2013.
“The American Converts Database and the Monographic Dissertation,” talk for the panel “Digital Methods and the Traditional Dissertation,” given at Digital Humanities: The Next Generation, Simmons College, Boston, March 15, 2013.
“Catholic Converts in the Nineteenth-century Market of Souls,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, New Orleans, January 4, 2013. PDF
“The Humanist’s Operating System; or, Scholarship in Plain Text,” workshop presented at THATCamp New England 2012, Brown University, October 20, 2012. web
“Does the Soul Have a History?” paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, Gordon College, October 5, 2012. PDF
“‘Six Days Shalt Thou Labor’: Work, Sabbath Observance, and Cultural Conversion in John Eliot’s Mission to the Indians,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Church History, Chicago, January 7, 2012.
“The Vocabulary of Conversion: Text-Mining the East Windsor Conversion Relations,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Church History, Boston, January 9, 2011. PDF: text and slides
“‘Call to Remembrance the Former Days’: The Use of History in New England Occasional Sermons, 1660–1684,” paper presented at the Christianity and American History conference, Liberty University, April 2007.
“The Interrelationship of Reason, Faith, and Revelation in St. Thomas Aquinas,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Historical Association, March 2006.
Writings in service to the public and profession
Regular contributor to ProfHacker, a Chronicle of Higher Education blog.
Blog on history, religion, and digital humanities, http://lincolnmullen.com
Principal investigator with Erin Bartram, The American Converts Database, a database of converts and conversions in American history, http://americanconverts.org.
Instructor, Brandeis University
- Religious Pluralism and the American State, fall 2012
Teaching fellow, Brandeis University
- The Radical 1950s (David Engerman)
- World War II (David Hackett Fischer)
- East Asian Civilizations (Xing Hang)
- State and Society in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1700 (Govind Sreenivasan)
- The American Revolution (co-taught with David Hackett Fischer and Craig Smith)
Service to the profession
- Co-convener, Religion Working Group, Brandeis University, 2012–13
- Web editor, Journal of Southern Religion, 2011–
- Co-organizer, THATCamp New England 2012, held at Brown University, October 19–20, 2012
- Lead organizer, THATCamp New England 2011, held at Brandeis University, October 21–22, 2011
- Teaching with Technology Committee, Brandeis University, 2010–2012
- Co-organizer, THATCamp New England 2010, held at Wentworth Institute of Technology, November 13–14, 2010
- List editor, H-GRAD, 2009–2011
Seminars & workshops
- Public history seminar, directed by Martha A. Sandweiss and Anthony Grafton, Princeton University, May 21–25, 2012.
- “Congregations and Social Change: Adaptation and Innovation among Religious Communities,” directed by Gerardo Marti, Calvin College, June 27–July 22, 2011.
- Ruth B. Fein Prize, American Jewish Historical Society, 2012
- Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, Brandeis University, 2012
- Grant to attend “Congregations and Social Change’’ seminar, Calvin College, 2011
- Irving and Rose Crown Fellowship, Brandeis University, 2009–2014
- University Prize Instructorship, Brandeis University, 2013
- Raised $15,500 for THATCamp New England from NERCOMP, Brandeis University, Brown University, and other donors, 2011
- Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2012
Languages & specialist skills
- Advanced reading knowledge of ancient (Koine) Greek
- Computer languages and software: proficiencies in Ruby, PHP, CSS, HTML, Git, WordPress, Jekyll, Omeka, LaTeX, Bash, ZSH
- American Catholic Historical Association, 2012–
- American Historical Association, 2009–
- American Society of Church History, 2007–
- Conference on Faith and History, 2007–