Mark Mulligan

Ph.D. Student (ABD)

Advisor: Christopher Grasso
Current Research: Early Modern Atlantic, New England, History of Religion

Mark Mulligan is a Ph.D candidate whose research interests include the history of religion, Atlantic history, early New England, and the relationship between religion and space. His dissertation explores Atlantic cosmologies in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Rhode Island.

Mark graduated magna cum laude from Assumption College in 2012 with a B.A. in History, a concentration in Research Methods, and minors in Education and Women's Studies. He received his M.A. in History from William and Mary in 2015. His master's thesis, "The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William and Mary, and Religion in the Early Modern English Atlantic World," examines the interconnectedness of two English colonial American colleges with disparate, even conflicting, religious and political interests via the estate that funded both of their "Indian schools." He assisted John Demos in his research on his most recent book, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic.