🌓 Biography

Jennifer Graber is a Historian of Religions in America.

Jennifer Graber earned her Ph.D. in American religious history from the Religion Department at Duke University in 2006. From 2006 to 2012, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. In 2012, she joined the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin as an Associate Professor.

Within her focus on nineteenth-century American history, Graber has two primary research interests: religious social reform movements and violent encounters between U.S. citizens and American Indians. Her first book is on the intersection of religion and prisons in the early American republic. Her next project is focused on religious transformations prompted by conflicts between settlers and Indians in the American West. Her work has appeared in Quaker HistoryThe Encyclopedia of Religion in AmericaChurch History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, and Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies. She has forthcoming articles in Religion Compass, Religion, and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, and American Literary History.

She is currently in the Seminar on Religion and U.S. Empire at the Kripke Center at Creighton University. She has also participated in the Young Scholars in American Religion program sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion in American Culture. Her research has been supported by the Charles Redd Center for Western History, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism at Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University.