Sarah Morgan Smith

Sarah Morgan Smith

Adjunct Gradaute Faculty
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
801
Phone: 
609.258.7117

Bio

Sarah Morgan Smith is the 2016-17 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Her teaching and research focus on the intersection of religion and politics in American history, with an emphasis on questions of civic formation in sustaining political commitments. Drawing on her years in the field of public history and civic education, she is also deeply interested in the use of material culture and visual culture as sources for understanding the development of American political thought. She serves as the co-director of the Ashbrook Center's Religion in American History project. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, she served as an education coordinator for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History where she supervised the institute's Teaching American History grant partnerships.

Professor Smith has taught courses on political thought at Rutgers University and Montclair State University. She received her B.A. in history from Grove City College in 2001, her M.A. in American History and Government from Ashland University in 2009, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University in 2016.

Research Areas

Religion and Politics in America
Political Theory
Constitutionalism

Education

PhD - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
MAHG - Ashland University
BA - Grove City College

Courses Taught

AHG 603 - Colonial America
AHG 622 - Religion in American History and Government

Events

Dec
17

Complete details about Winter Commencement can be found at the Registrar's website.

Feb
1

Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the May 2017 commencement must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.