Richard A. Bailey

Chair/Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2006

M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000

B.A., University of Mobile, 1996

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.