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Michigan State University
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religion, foreign missions, diplomacy, 19th century, women and gender, missionary, empire
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About Me

Emily Conroy-Krutz, associate professor at Michigan State University, is author Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic(Cornell University Press, 2015). She is currently at work on a long-nineteenth century study of the role of foreign missions and religion in American diplomacy, tentatively titled Foreign Missions and Foreign Relations in Nineteenth-Century America. Her writings on religion, reform, empire, and gender can be found in the Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Studies, Diplomatic History, H-Diplo, the Journal of American History, and several edited volumes. Her teaching interests include early and nineteenth-century America, US foreign relations, cultural diplomacy, religion and politics, women’s and gender history, and the American Revolution.

Recent Publications

Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic. United States in the World Series, Cornell University Press, 2015. (Hardcover edition, 2015. Paperback, August 2018)

“The Forgotten Wife: Roxanna Nott and Missionary Conceptions of Marriage,” Journal of Early American Studies, Special Issue on the Global Turn Volume 16, No. 1 (Winter 2018)

“The Hierarchy of Heathenism: Missionaries Map the World,” Diplomatic HistoryVolume 42, No. 1 (Winter 2018), 55-71

“Interchange:Globalization and its Limits Between the Revolution and the Civil War,” Journal of American History, vol. 103, no. 2 (September 2016), Invited Participant

Empire and the Early Republic: State of the Field Essay,” H-Diplo (10 Sept. 2015)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Religion, Women