Chris Babits


Temporary Assistant Professor

Chris Babits

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Office Location: Old Main 321L
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Educational Background

PhD, History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
MA, History, Clark University, 2007

BA, History, Clark University, 2006


Chris Babits (he/him) is a temporary assistant professor. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. History, along with the Health Humanities graduate certificate, from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019.

Chris’ research has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, St. Louis University, the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, the University of North Texas, Yale University, the American Historical Association, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania,  the Massachusetts Historical Society, the ONE Archives, the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, and the Virginia Theological Seminary.

In 2018-2019, Chris held a Holstein Dissertation Fellowship in Queer and/or Transgender Studies in Religion through the University of California, Riverside, and in 2019-2020, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

Chris’ forthcoming publications include peer-reviewed academic articles in Pacific Historical Review, History of Psychology, Modern Intellectual History, The History Teacher, and Teaching History: A Journal of Methods as well as his first monograph, titled To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the United States (University of Chicago Press).