Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 (Manchester University Press and New York University Press, 2019).
Academic Journal Articles
“ ‘The Curse of Race Prejudice’: Debates about Racial ‘Prejudice’ in the United States, c. 1750-1900.” Patterns of Prejudice, Vol. 55, No. 1 (2021): pp. 25-46.
“Defining and Redefining Atheism: Dictionary and Encyclopedia Entries for ‘Atheism’ and Their Critics from the Early Modern Period to the Present,” Intellectual History Review, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2020): pp. 253-271.
“Rethinking the Histories of Atheism, Unbelief, and Nonreligion: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,” Interdisciplinarity and Methodological Pluralism: The Practice of Intellectual History and Conceptual History, a special issue of Global Intellectual History (published online, 19 August 2019).
“Unclasping the Eagle’s Talons: Mark Twain, American Freethought, and the Responses to Imperialism,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Vol. 17, No. 3, (2018): pp. 524-545.
“Atheism and Polygenesis in the Nineteenth Century: Charles Bradlaugh’s Racial Anthropology,” Modern Intellectual History, Vol. 16, No. 3 (November 2019): pp. 835-861.
“E.D. Morel (1873-1924), the Congo Reform Association, and the History of Human Rights,” Britain and the World, Vol. 9, No. 2, (September 2016): pp. 213-235.
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“Histories of Atheism: Key Questions and Disputes,” in The Cambridge History of Atheism, eds. Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021): pp. 14-33.
OnlySky (August 2022)
Review of Joseph Blankholm, The Secular Paradox: On the Religiosity of the Not Religious (NYU Press, 2022)
OnlySky (July 2022)
The Freethinker (June 2022)
Review of Patrick Corbeil, Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement: Imagining a Secular World (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)
OnlySky (May 2022)
The Freethinker (April 2022)
The Cannibal Club: The Intellectual Dark Web of the 19th Century (subscription required)
Arc Digital (August 2021)
Liberal Currents (March 2021)
Nonreligious Americans: The Key Demographic That No One is Talking About (with Todd Tavares)
The Humanist (January 2021)
Arc Digital (November 2020)
Arc Digital (September 2020)
Medium (August 2020)
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (January 2020)
Ethical Record (Winter 2019): 10-12
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (August 2019)
The Freethinker (July 2019)
Monitor: Global Intelligence on Racism (May 2019)
The Humanist (February 2019)
* French translation by Michel Virard, “L’histoire oubliée de l’agnosticisme : un agnostique est-il un athée avec un chapeau haut-de-forme ?,” Le Québec Humaniste, vol 14, no 2 (2019): 1-3.
The Truth Seeker (September-December 2018): 8-15 (password: irreverent)
The Truth Seeker (January-April 2018): 30-36
CommonSpace (March 2016)
The GC Advocate, CUNY Graduate Centre newspaper (February 2015)
Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network Blog (May 2014)
Review of Christopher Grasso, Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) in American Religion, Vol. 2, no. 1 (2020): 189-91.
Review of Paul Harvey, Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016), Global Intellectual History, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2019): 90-92.
“Atheism: Whence and Whither?” (Review Essay), History of European Ideas, Vol. 43, No. 6 (2017): pp. 691-697.
(Review of Stephen LeDrew, The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016); Nick Spencer, Atheists: The Origin of the Species (London: Bloomsbury, 2014); and Mitchell Stephens, Imagine There’s No Heaven: How Atheism Helped Create the Modern World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).)