Molly Worthen

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Molly Worthen
Associate Professor; Director of Honors Program

506 Hamilton Hall
CB# 3195
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

BA Yale University, 2003
PhD Yale University, 2011

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Molly Worthen’s research focuses on North American religious and intellectual history, particularly the ideas and culture of conservative Christianity. Her most recent book examines American evangelical intellectual life since 1945. Worthen teaches courses in global Christianity, North American religious and intellectual culture, and the history of politics and ideology. In 2017 she received the Manekin Family Award for Teaching Excellence in Honors Carolina. She is also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and has written about religion and politics for the New Yorker, Slate, the American Prospect, Foreign Policy, and other publications.

Some Notable Publications

Senior Honors Thesis Students Advised by Molly Worthen

  • Matthew McKnight (History)
  • Elizabeth Chase (History)
  • Eric Medlin (History)
  • Tom Wolf (History)

Courses Offered (as schedules allow)

For current course listings, consult the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes.

  • HIST 121—History of Religion in North America
  • HIST 249—World Christianity since 1450
  • HIST 359—Global Evangelicalism since 1600
  • HIST 360—Modern American Intellectual History
  • HIST 398—Sin and Evil in Modern America
  • HIST 728—Introductory Colloquium in United States History since 1900
  • HIST 905—Dissertation Design
  • Problems in American Religious History
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