Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion
34 Ashby House
David J. Howlett specializes in the history of religions in North America and teaches courses at Bowdoin on Mormon history and culture, Christianity in the United States, and pilgrimage across cultures. Currently, he is revising a book manuscript that charts changes in cooperation and contestation between rival Mormon denominations at a contested pilgrimage site in northern Ohio-the Kirtland Temple. David serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Mormon History and the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal. During the 2010 to 2011 school year, he was a visiting assistant professor of religious studies at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
"Restorationist Studies: The Future of the New Mormon History," Journal of Mormon History, 35, no. 3 (2009): 200-204.
"Eating Vegetables to Build Zion: RLDS Children in the 1920s," Journal of Mormon History, 35, no. 1 (2009): 1-22.
"The Restoration Branches Movement: Bodily Boundaries and Bodily Crossings," in Scattering the Saints: Schism within mormonism, eds. Newell G. Bringhurst and John C. Hamer (Ann Arbor, Michigan: John Whitmer Books, 2007): 315-330.
"The Death and Resurrection of the RLDS Zion: A Case Study in 'Failed Prophecy," 1930-1970." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 40, no. 3 (fall 2007): 112-131.
"The Bruderhof's 'System of Objects': A Study in Material Culture and Christian Praxis." Communal Societies, 26, no. 2 (2006): 19-42.
"Historians on Defining Hegemony in Missionary-Native Relations." Fides et Historia, 37, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2005): 17-24.