History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lincoln Mullen

Lincoln Mullen

Lincoln Mullen

Assistant Professor

U.S. History: American religious history, digital history, computational history, 19th-century U.S. history

Lincoln Mullen is an assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History. Mullen is a historian of American religion, and his digital historical work has also taken him into U.S. legal history and the history of early American elections. At George Mason he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on digital history, as well as courses on American religion and the history of Christianity. His research, syllabi, and CV can be found at his website.

Selected Publications

The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America (Harvard University Press, forthcoming fall 2017).

America's Public Bible: Biblical Quotations in U.S. Newspapers (2016–). Digital project, winner of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2016 Data Challenge.

Mapping Early American Elections. Co-PI with Sheila Brennan. Digital project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (2016–2019).

See the complete list at my website.

Courses Taught



 Graduate readings and examinations:

  • American religious history
  • 19th-century U.S. history
  • Digital history


PhD in history, Brandeis University, 2014