Lincoln Mullen is a PhD student in American history at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He studies American religious history, as well as American history in the colonial and antebellum eras. His academic work primarily focuses on his dissertation, a history of religious conversion and of people crossing religious boundaries in the United States during the nineteenth century. The working title of the dissertation is “The Varieties of American Conversion: The Origins of Religious Choice in the United States.”