Much of Richard’s scholarship, such as his book, Race and Redemption in Puritan New England (Oxford University Press, 2011), has focused on the intersections of religious convictions and racial constructions in early America. In this vein, he has contributed an essay to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Race and Religion in American History edited by Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul Harvey. While one current major project continues to focus on this time and space, Richard has recently spent a great deal of his research and writing focusing on the life and the writings of the Kentucky author, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry.
"Puritans and Race." In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History, edited by Kathryn Gin Lum and Paul Harvey, 370-386. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
"Ed McClanahan's Kentucky." Kentucky for Kentucky Journal, April 13, 2017. http://www.kyforky.com/ed-mcclanahan/
"A Voice for Kentucky's Farmers." Kentucky for Kentucky Journal, July 2016. http://kyforky.com/voice-for-kentucky-farmers
"The Berry Center: Ideas in Action." Kentucky for Kentucky Journal, July 2016. http://kyforky.com/berrycenter/
"Contrary Fiction: A Conversation with Gene and Carol Logsdon." With Paul R House. In The Draft Horse Journal (Winter 2014-15): 69-71.
Race and Redemption in Puritan New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.