Benjamin Leavitt

Benjamin Leavitt
Ph.D. Student
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Dr. Andrea Turpin

Research Interests

My research focuses on intersections between religious history and the history of higher education in the late 19th and early 20th century United States. I am especially interested in the institutional identities of denominational liberal arts colleges: how they understood their place in the bigger picture of American religion and higher education.

  • M.A. in History, Baylor University, 2018
  • B.A. in History, Grove City College, 2016
Academic Publications

“Subjectivity and the American Court: an Analysis of Roper v. Simmons,” Grove City College Journal of Law & Public Policy 5 (2014): 95–110.

  • Presidential Fellowship, Baylor University Graduate School, 2018-2023
  • Finalist, 2019-2022 Cohort, Lilly Graduate Fellows Program, 2018
  • Guittard Fellowship, Baylor University, 2016-2017
  • Elinor M. Caruthers Award, Grove City College, 2016
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Award, Grove City College, 2016
  • David E. McKillop Scholarship, Grove City College, 2015
  • ODK Paper of the Year for the Social Sciences, Grove City College, 2014 & 2013
  • Presidential Scholarship, Grove City College, 2012
Curriculum Vitae

Benjamin Leavitt CV