Rachel M. Wheeler
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: (317)274-7394
Department: Religious Studies, Max Kade German-American Center, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society

Campus Address: CA 335B


B.A. Carleton College 1991
M.A. Yale University 1993
Ph.D. Yale University 1998

Academic Interests

American religious history, colonial American history, Native American religions, religion and food, religion and music


Indiana University, New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowship (2015-16) IUPUI Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant (2015-16) Fulbright Senior Researcher/Lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (2011-2012) Co-Leader, NEH Summer Institute, “"The Many and the One’: Religion, Pluralism, and American History” (2010) Indiana University President's Arts and Humanities Initiative (2004) NEH Fellowship for College Teachers (2000-2001)


To Live upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast Cornell University Press, 2008 Articles in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Religion and American Culture: A Reader, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture and The Journal of the Early Republic