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Benjamin Park an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, teaching courses in early American history as well as American religions. He is a recipient of a short-term research grant from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

Park received degrees from Brigham Young University (BA, English and history), the University of Edinburgh (MSc, theology), and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, political thought; PhD, history), and was the inaugural postdoctoral fellow with the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. He recently published his first book, American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833 (Cambridge University Press). He has also published articles in Church HistoryJournal of the Early RepublicEarly American StudiesAmerican Nineteenth-Century HistoryJournal of American Studies, and Journal of American Studies, as well as in a number of edited collections. He founded The Junto, a collaborative blog on early American history that is the premier digital space for the field. His public scholarship has appeared in Washington PostNewsweekTalking Points MemoReligion & PoliticsReligion DispatchesSalt Lake Tribune, and Dallas Morning News.

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