Chris Cantwell is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is a scholar of religion in America whose research explores the fraught relationship between evangelical Protestantism and industrial capitalism. He is  also an active public historian who regularly utilizes new media and other tools of the digital humanities. As a new Assistant Professor of History, Before joining UMKC, Cantwell was the Assistant Director of the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.