Lincoln A. Mullen

Lincoln A. Mullen

Lincoln A. 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. A full list of his publications and syllabi are available at his website. You can also find his C.V. there.

Selected Publications

Kellen Funk and Lincoln A. Mullen, "The Spine of American Law: Digital Text Analysis and U.S. Legal Practice," American Historical Review 123, no. 1 (2018): 132–164. [Preprint]

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

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

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