John Corrigan (Ph.D. University of Chicago) teaches American religious history. His research focuses on religion and emotion, religious intolerance, and the spatial humanities.
He has served as regular or visiting faculty at the University of Virginia, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, University of London, Arizona State University, University of Halle-Wittenberg, and University College (Dublin), as a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and as the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair for the Netherlands. He also has taught in the FSU program in Florence.
He is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American Religion, editor of the Chicago History of American Religion book series published by the University of Chicago Press, and co-editor of The Spatial Humanities book series at Indiana University Press.
His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Fulbright Program, and by grants from public and private endowments.
Recent courses he has taught include Religion, Emotion, and America; Religion and Region in America; Religion in the American 19th Century; Religious Intolerance in America; Religion in the Colonial Americas; Historiography of American Religion; Religion and American Spaces.
In 2017 he was named the University of Chicago Divinity School Alumnus of the Year.
- The Hidden Balance (Cambridge University Press, 1987; paper, 2006)
- The Prism of Piety (Oxford University Press, 1991)
- Religion in America, with Winthrop Hudson (Macmillan/Prentice Hall/Routledge, 1992, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2015; 2018, Korean translation, 2008)
- Jews, Christians, Muslims, with Frederick Denny, Carlos Eire, and Martin Jaffee (Prentice Hall, 1998, 2010, and Routledge, 2015)
- Readings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (coeditor, Prentice Hall, 1998)
- Emotion and Religion (coauthor, Greenwood, 2000)
- Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century (University of California Press, 2002)
- Religion and Emotion: Approaches and Interpretations, ed., (Oxford University Press, 2004)
- French and Spanish Missions in North America, with Tracy Leavelle (California Digital Library/University of California-Berkeley 2005)
- The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion, ed., (Oxford University Press, 2008, paperback 2016)
- Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History, with Lynn Neal (University of North Carolina Press, 2010, )
- Religion in American History, coedited with Amanda Porterfield (Blackwell, 2010)
- The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship, co-edited with David Bodenhamer and Trevor Harris (Indiana University Press, 2010)
- Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives, co-edited with David Bodenhamer and Trevor Harris (Indiana University Press, 2015)
- Emptiness: Feeling Christian in America (University of Chicago Press, 2015, Chinese translation forthcoming)
- The Business Turn in American Religious History, ed., with Amanda Porterfield and Darren Grem (Oxford University Press, 2017)
- Feeling Religion, ed. (Duke University Press, 2017)
- Religion, Space, and the Atlantic World, ed. (University of South Carolina Press, 2017)
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America, editor-in-chief, 3 vols. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
- Return to Sender: American Evangelical Missions to Europe in the 20th Century, ed. with Frank Hinkelmann (LIT Verlag, 2018)
- Making Deep Maps: Foundations, Approaches, and Methods, co-edited with David Bodenhamer and Trevor Harris (Indiana University Press, 2020)
- Religious Intolerance, America, and the World (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
- The Emotional Practice of Religious Intolerance: Epistemic Feeling and the Haunted Perpetrator (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Upcoming Courses (Fall 2019)
- REL2121: Religion in the United States
- RLG6498: Religion in the Colonial Americas
Current Courses (SPRing 2019)
- REL2121: Religion in the United States
- RLG6498: Seminar in Historiography of American Religion