John Corrigan

Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion
Professor of History
Distinguished Research Professor
Dr. John Corrigan

Contact Information

American Religious History
Office Location
206C Dodd Hall
(850) 644-8094
(850) 644-7225
Office Hours



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.



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