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Chris Babits

Chris  Babits

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Contact Information

Office Location: MAIN 321L

Educational Background

PhD, History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019 MA, History, Clark University, 2007 BA, History, Clark University, 2006


Chris Babits is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at USU. Babits is an interdisciplinary scholar with specializations in the history of the modern United States, lived religion, gender and sexuality, and psychology. His courses include HIST 1700: American History, HIST 4760: America in the 1960s, HIST 4790: American Religious History, HIST/RELS 4910: Religion and Politics in the Modern U.S., HIST 4990: Undergraduate Research Capstone, and HIST 6880/PSY 6100: History and Systems of Psychology. Babits’ book project, titled To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the United States, has received external funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Cornell University, the New York Public Library, the ONE Archives, and the American Historical Association, among other colleges, universities, and cultural institutions.