Statement of Research:
My research interests center on American religious history and the interplay of religion with other political, social, and economic aspects of the American cultural landscape. I particularly focus on the intersections of religion and race as two of the most prominent cultural forces in American history. My dissertation will examine the relationship between Protestant fundamentalism and the African American community in the early twentieth century, identifying fundamentalist and anti-modernist convictions within black churches of the time and exploring the inherent tensions between the racial and religious identities of black fundamentalists in the Jim Crow era.
- I was one of just three recipients of the Texas A&M Department of History Dissertation Research Grant in 2016
- I received a Texas A&M Graduate Merit Fellowship beginning in 2013
- I have been invited to present my work at two major national conferences in the fall of 2016 – the annual meetings of both the American Academy of Religion and the Evangelical Theological Society