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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 or use the feed.

My blog features longer, more permanent posts. The easiest way to keep up with the blog is 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.

Software or data analysis repositories are available at GitHub. Information about the more significant software that I maintain is on the code page.

Web bookmarks are at Pinboard.

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