Bethany Moreton

Professor of History Dartmouth College

Bethany Moreton is a series editor for Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. Since receiving her doctorate in history at Yale in 2006, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge and a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 2009) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in U.S. history, the John Hope Franklin Award for the best book in American Studies, and the Emerging Scholar in the Humanities award from the University of Michigan. Her new book Our Lady of the Market: Catholicism and the Conservative Search for a Moral Economy is under contract at Harvard University Press, and her Devotions and Desires: Histories of Religion and Sexuality in the Twentieth-Century U.S (co-edited with Gill Frank and Heather White) is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press this year. She is a founding member of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates regardless of immigration status.