Dr. Samuel Nelson, 2013-2014
Samuel Nelson is now Assistant Professor at the School of Religious Studies, Mc Gill University.
Samuel Nelson was a postdoctoral researcher within Matthias’ Koenig’s research programme at MPI-MMG. He finished his PhD in sociology at Yale University in 2013 and was preparing his dissertation as a book manuscript entitled, "Empire and the Global Millennium: Inventing Modern Evangelicalism on the Frontiers of the Confessional State, 1688-1745." His research at the Max Planck Institute focused on processes of secularization and religious change in imperial environments, and on the political management of ethno-religious diversity in colonial state-formation, with a particular emphasis on the British Empire.