I am a historian of American religious history and nineteenth-century United States history, often working with computational and spatial methods. I am an associate professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, where I teach digital history, American religious history, and the nineteenth-century United States. I am also affiliated faculty at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.


PhD in history, Brandeis University, 2014

Other Publications

The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, 2017).


Blog Posts


    America’s Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (Stanford University Press, forthcoming)

    Mapping Early American Elections (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, in progress)

    Computational Historical Thinking: With Applications in R (in progress)


    American Historical Association

    American Society of Church History

    Conference on Faith and History

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