Hannah Waits

Hannah Waits

Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Hannah Waits
Hannah R. Waits is an interdisciplinary historian specializing in politics, race, sex, and religion in the twentieth-century United States. She received her PhD in History from UC Berkeley. Her book manuscript, The Missionary Majority: American Evangelicals and Power in a Postcolonial World, explores how global missionary work by millions of Americans shaped the conservative resurgence in US society in the mid- and late twentieth century. Waits demonstrates that missionary networks created transnational feedback loops through which American evangelicals took lessons from their international activism and applied them to political and cultural battles in the United States. For this work, she has received fellowships from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion, and the Religious Research Association.
 
Waits teaches courses on US and the World, civil rights and social movements, NGOs and humanitarianism, and religion and politics. In the fall of 2019, she will teach the seminar “Race, Gender, and American Empire” in Harvard University's department of Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

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