Douglas Winiarski is professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches a wide range of innovative courses on the history of religion in early America. A graduate of Hamilton College and Harvard Divinity School, Doug received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. He has received major external grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; his award-winning articles have appeared in prominent scholarly journals, including Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, the Massachusetts Historical Review, the New England Quarterly, Religion and American Culture, and the William and Mary Quarterly. Winner of 2017 Bancroft Prize, Darkness Falls on the Land of Light is his first book.

Doug lives in Midlothian, Virginia, where he enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting national parks with his son.

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