Dr. Sarah Morgan Smith

Independent Scholar

  • Her scholarly interests focus on the intersection of religion and politics in American history, with an emphasis on questions of civic formation in sustaining political commitments.
  • Previously, she was the 2016-17 James Madison Program Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University, and she served as an education coordinator for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, where she supervised the institute's Teaching American History grant partnerships.
  • Drawing on her years in the field of public history and civic education, she is deeply interested in the use of material culture and visual culture as sources for understanding the development of American political thought.