James Howard

James Howard
Ph.D. Student
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Research Interests

My research interests consist of the history of religion, slavery, and the moral economy of nineteenth-century America. I specifically focus on tensions within reform communities before the American Civil War, particularly abolitionism and connections to broader evangelical thought. My aim is to investigate the range of reformer’s religious beliefs and the effects religious beliefs had on the broader political and social debates during the sectional crisis.   

  • M.A. in United States History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2019 
  • B.A. in United States History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017 
  • Graduate School Fellowship, Baylor University, 2021 
  • UNLV History Department Best M.A. Thesis, 2019 
  • UNLV Access Grant, 2018 
  • John S. Wright Award for Best Graduating History Major, 2017 
Other Information 

Aside from historical inquiry, I enjoy a range of outdoor activities consisting of dirt biking, skateboarding, rock climbing, and running. I also enjoy the simple things available every day, whether that be having a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee or sharing a meal with family.  

Curriculum Vitae

James Howard CV