2023 Dawson Scholar
Allison M. Brown is a PhD candidate in historical studies in Baylor's Department of Religion. She received her MA from Wheaton College (Illinois) in history of Christianity, with an emphasis on the Reformation. She serves as assistant managing editor of the Journal of Church and State, has published on the Bible and nationalism in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (De Gruyter), and has forthcoming chapters in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and the Reformation and Brill's Calvin and the Old Testament.
As a J. M. Dawson Scholar for Religion in Public, Brown hopes to enrichen her dissertation research on political resistance during the Reformation. She plans to travel to archives in the UK and France to examine early modern political texts, exploring how personal, cultural, and religious contexts shaped Protestant interpretation, communication, and application of biblical narratives in their polemics against the perceived tyranny of Catholic rulers.