Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Religion
Spring 2020 Class Hours
All classes being taught online.
Spring 2020 Office Hours
No meetings on campus.
M.A. Harvard University (2013)
Ph.D. Harvard University, History (2016)
REL 217 / HIST 257Religion and American Politics (not offered 2020/21)
HIST 260U.S. History Since the 1940s (not offered 2020/21)
Casey Bohlen received his PhD in History from Harvard University in 2016, and taught at Bucknell University before joining the Williams faculty in 2019. His current book project is a history of the 1960s religious left, tentatively titled Back to the Garden. It explores the centrality of religious ideas and institutions to the social movements of the mid-20th century, analyzing the origins and impact of a range of interfaith activists — from Catholic nuns who staged sit-ins in the streets of Chicago to protest segregation, to the rabbis and ministers who ran the nation’s largest illegal abortion referral service. More broadly, Casey’s scholarship and teaching focus on the history of American religion, modern U.S. politics and social movements, and intellectual history.
Modern U.S. History; American Religion; Politics and Public Policy; Social Movements; American Inequality; Intellectual History.