Dr. Joshua Guthman

Julian-Van Dusen Chair in American History;
Associate Professor of History;
Chair of the History Department
At Berea College since 2009

Contact Information

Frost Building, 114
CPO 1866
Email: guthmanj@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3257
Fax: 859-985-3642

Fall 2018

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

Fridays, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.

By appointment.

Class Schedule

  • HIS/REL 355 (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)


  • 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’s work explores American religious history, narrative, 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, microhistory, the trans-national history of emotions, and the cultural history of the American Civil War.