Pehl Featured on Journal of American History Podcast
In conjunction with the publication of his article in the September 2012 volume of the Journal of American History, Dr. Matthew Pehl, assistant professor of History, is the featured guest on the newest podcast produced by the Organization of American Historians. Pehl's article explores the ways that working-class religion shaped political debates during the tumultuous days of World War II.
Dr. Pehl received his M.A. in History from Utah State University, where he served as the S. George Ellsworth editorial fellow at the Western Historical Quarterly. He earned his Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University, where he was the recipient of a Crown Fellowship. Pehl specializes in modern U.S. history, with a particular interest in religious, urban and working-class history. His recent publications include
‘Wherever They Mention His Name’: Ethnic Catholicism on an ‘Industrial Island,’ in Catholicism in the American West: A Rosary of Hidden Voices, ed. Roberto R. Treviño and Richard Francaviglia (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2007; winner of the 2009 Foik Award by the Texas Catholic Historical Society) and "The Remaking of the Catholic Working Class: Detroit, 1919-1941," Religion and American Culture 19, no. 1 (Winter 2009).
Listen to Dr. Pehl's interview here.