Dr. Joshua Guthman

Associate Professor of History

At Berea College since 2009

Contact Information:

Frost Building, 301E
Phone: (859) 985-3257
Fax: (859) 985-3642
E-Mail: guthmanj@berea.edu
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  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1996
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008



Joshua Guthman is a cultural historian with a particular interest in religion, emotional experience, and music. His book, Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture, demonstrates the unlikely but enduring influence of a little-known group of anti-missionary and anti-revivalistic Baptists on American cultural and religious life. He was selected as a participant in the 2014–2016 Young Scholars in American Religion Program organized by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture. At Berea, he teaches the introductory U.S. history survey and seminars in American religious history, the trans-national history of emotions, the American Civil War, and microhistory.