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About Adrian Chastain Weimer

Adrian Chastain Weimer writes on the religious, political, and cultural history of colonial America. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008. Her first book, Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England (Oxford UP, 2011), explores the uses of John Foxe's martyrology and its themes in the devotional and political lives of American colonists. She is currently researching a book on puritanism and the crisis of the Restoration in America. Dr. Weimer advises undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of colonial American history, early modern British history, and American religion.


Present Associate Professor, Department of History, Providence College

Honors and Awards

  • Young Scholar in American Religion, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, 2010-2012
  • W.B.H. Dowse Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Short-term Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Peterson Research Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, 2010
  • Michael Kennedy Prize, Ecclesiastical History Society, 2008


  • History of the United States to 1789
  • North American Religious History
  • Seminar in American History: Historiography (Graduate)
  • Social and Cultural History of Early New England (Graduate)

Books (1)

Articles and Book Chapters (9)