Sonia Hazard

Assistant Professor
Sonia Hazard

Contact Information

American Religious History
Office Location
M05 Dodd Hall
Resume / CV


Sonia Hazard (Ph.D. 2017, Duke University, Religion) focuses on religion in early American history; material texts and the history of the book; material, visual, and sensory culture; antebellum evangelicalism; and theory and method, especially new materialisms.

Her first book manuscript, tentatively titled Building Evangelical America: How the American Tract Society Laid the Groundwork for a Religious Revolution, is under advance contract with Oxford University Press. It traces how evangelicals built a media infrastructure to win conversions across the expanding territory of the early American nation. This project has been supported by several fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society (2018-19), the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016-17), and the Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (2015-17). Hazard is currently a senior fellow of the Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and chairs its Selection Committee (2019–22).

Hazard contributes to FSU’s History of Text Technologies program.


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Special issues


FALL 2021
  • REL2121: Religion in the United States
  • REL4304/RLG5305: Seminar: Religion & Material Culture