Jessica Parr

Jessica Parr is an intellectual and cultural historian (ca. 1660-1860), with interdisciplinary interests in the print culture and the religious and political thought of the Black Atlantic. She also researches and teachings in the Digital Humanities. Parr completed her PhD at the University of New Hampshire (Durham). Her first book, Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon was published in 2015 (paperback 2016) by the University Press of Mississippi. She is currently at work on a manuscript on the evolution of Black thought. Parr is a member of the Editorial Board of The Programming Historian and serves on the Executive Board of the New England Historical Association. She teaches at Simmons College in Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ProvAtlantic.