Mark Hulsether’s research and teaching centers on the interplay between religion, culture, and politics in recent U.S. history; it situates this interplay within a broad set of historical, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives. If we imagine this field of interest as a set of concentric circles, the inner circle is studying religion and society in the U.S. since 1945. Many of his publications and upper level classes fall within this category.

Dr. Hulsether earned his B.A., Liberal Arts from St. Olaf College, his M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School, and his Ph.D., with vote of distinction on qualifying exams in the Program in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.