I am a historian of American religion and the nineteenth-century United States, with expertise in computational methods for texts and maps. I serve as an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where I teach courses on digital history, American religious history, the nineteenth-century United States, and the history of Christianity. I am also the director of computational history at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.
My first book, The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2017. My current research is focused on America’s Public Bible, a large-scale text analysis of the use of the Bible in American newspapers. A prototype of the project is available online, and it will be published as a digital monograph by Stanford University Press. With a team at RRCHNM I am working on projects called Mapping Early American Elections and Mapping American Religious Ecologies, among other things.
My old-school weblog (or new-school microblog, however you prefer to think about it) has links, status updates, current reading, and so on. To keep up with it you can follow me as @lmullen on Micro.blog or use the feed.
Preprints of my scholarship are available at my Humanities Commons page, and you can find a complete list on my CV or on the publications page. The other appurtenances of scholarship: ORCID, Zotero, Google Scholar.
All of my syllabi are on the teaching page.
Web bookmarks are at Pinboard.
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