Welcome to my website! My name is Devin Manzullo-Thomas, and I am a lecturer in the humanities at Messiah College, where I also serve as director of the E. Morris and Leone Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies and coordinator of the Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives. I am also a PhD candidate in American religious history at Temple University.
At Messiah College, I teach courses in Christian history and theology, American religious history, and peace history. I also teach in the college’s first-year writing program.
My research interests center on American Protestant Christianity (especially evangelicalism, Anabaptism, and the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition), commemoration, historical memory, and material culture. My dissertation examines the ways in which Protestant Christian communities in the United States have created institutions of public memory—museums, archives, historical societies, monuments, and more—and the political, social, and cultural work that these commemorative activities have been made to perform. Much of my other research and writing (including my current book project) has centered on the history and theology of Brethren in Christ Church, particularly in the United States and Canada.