Past and Current Research

Ph.D. Dissertation:

“Save Our Children: Evangelicals, the Politics of Childhood, and the Rise of the Christian Right” (in progress)

Master’s Thesis:

“Ideologues, Pedagogues, Pragmatics: A Case Study of the Homeschool Community in Delaware County, Indiana”

Papers Presented:

“‘Young, Impressionable Children’: Children, Childhood, and the Engel and Schempp Decisions” Paper Presented at Paul Lucas Conference in History, Bloomington, Ind., March 2012.

“Community Building and Networking among Homeschoolers in Delaware County, Indiana, 1980-2010.” Paper presented at AHA 126th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., January 2012.

“Fighting over an American Identity: Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, and Public Education, 1967-1989.” Paper presented at Paul Lucas Conference in History, Bloomington, Ind., March 2011.

“‘We are faced with the imposition of a government-backed religion:’ Reexamining Evangelical and Fundamentalist Objections to Public Education, 1967-1989.” Paper presented at IUB Religious Studies Graduate Conference, Bloomington, Ind., February 2011.

“The Right and Left Collide: Cultural Tension in the Homeschool Movement.” Paper presented at the Mid-America Conference on History, Norman, Okla., October 2009.

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Please contact me for copies of my M.A. thesis or various papers.