Caleb J. D. Maskell is a Ph.D Candidate in the Religion in the Americas subfield, with an additional certificate in African-American Studies. In his dissertation, he examines the emergence of national organizations of evangelical benevolence and American discourses of hope in the millennial kingdom of God between 1815 and 1845, paying particular attention to questions of race and the formation of historical consciousness in the young nation.
Maskell has published recent pieces in Church History (September 2015), Religion and American Culture (Summer 2013), as well as reviews in the Journal of Religion, Church History, the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Pneuma, and Books and Culture, and several entries in the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge, 2010). He has co-authored Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God: A Casebook, with Wilson H. Kimnach and Kenneth P. Minkema (Yale University Press, 2010) and co-edited Jonathan Edwards at 300 with Harry S. Stout and Kenneth P. Minkema (University Press of America, 2005).
Maskell graduated from the University of Chicago in 2000 (A.B. with honors) with a degree from the interdisciplinary Fundamentals program. In 2004, he received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School. After graduating from Yale, he worked as the Associate Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, where, alongside Harry S. Stout and Kenneth P. Minkema, he pioneered the creation of the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online, a leading digital resource for the study of American intellectual and religious history.
In 2016 and 2017, Maskell has taught as an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Church History and Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2017, he was appointed Executive Secretary of the American Society of Church History.