Bethany Moreton

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of History

  • Faculty Affiliate and Steering Committee Member, Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dartmouth

  • Co-Director (with Christian Haines), Critical Finance Studies, Dartmouth

  • Faculty Affiliate, Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth

  • Co-Editor (with Devin Fergus, Julia Ott, and Louis Hyman), Columbia University Press Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism

  • Organizing Collective Member, Tepoztlan Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas

  • Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians

  • Co-Founder, Freedom University Georgia

Bethany Moreton is a series editor for Columbia University Press’s Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. Since receiving her doctorate in history at Yale in 2006, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge and a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin. Her first book, To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise (Harvard University Press, 2009) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for best first book in U.S. history, the John Hope Franklin Award for the best book in American Studies, and the Emerging Scholar in the Humanities award from the University of Michigan. Her new book Our Lady of the Market: Catholicism and the Conservative Search for a Moral Economy is under contract at Harvard University Press, and her Devotions and Desires: Histories of Religion and Sexuality in the Twentieth-Century U.S (co-edited with Gill Frank and Heather White) is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press this year. She is a founding member of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas and a founding faculty member of Freedom University, which offers college coursework without charge to qualified Georgia high school graduates regardless of immigration status.


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  • PhD Yale University
  • B.A. Williams College

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Keynote Panel, "Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s," Deutsches Historisches Institut London, September 2017.

  • Princeton University Department of Religion, “Beyond Stonewall” Symposium, March 11, 2017.

  • Indiana University 21st Annual Cultural Studies Conference keynote address, “Fifty Shades of Green: Sexing the History of Capitalism,” October 21, 2016.

  • Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative of the Center for the Study of Religion, “Faith & Work in the New Economy: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Religion and Work,” June 5-6, 2015.

  • Harvard Business School/Harvard Divinity School joint faculty forum on To Serve God and Walmart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise, March 10, 2015.

  • École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, <<Journée d’étude : Marché des religions et religion(s) du marché aux États-Unis>>, October 31, 2014.

  • Columbia University Center for the Study of Religion and Sexuality, “Market Value and Family Values,” February 24, 2014.

  • Yale University Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities Symposium “Free Love, Free Markets,” February 20-21, 2014.

  • Northwestern University Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, “Sanctifying Service: Spiritual Responses to Post-Industrial Work,” April 8, 2013.

  • Vanderbilt University History Seminar, “Free Markets, Family Values, and the Theology of Work in Opus Dei,” January 28, 2013.

Works In Progress