dr William Glass, prof. ucz.

email: w.glass@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 3.032

Office hours in Spring semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 09:00-09:30
Thursdays, 14:00-15:00

William Glass earned degrees in history from Centre College (BA) and Emory University (MA, PhD) and studied church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He teaches courses on American history, religion, race, and cinema. His research interests center on American Protestantism, the American South, and the use films as cultural documents. His research has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has been a Fulbright Fellow in Poland. He has published essays in The Journal of Church and State, Film & History, Jewish Social Studies, and contributed entries for American National Biography and the Encyclopedia of Southern Religion.


Fulbright Fellow, University of Warsaw, 2003-04

Outstanding Humanities Faculty Member in Mississippi Colleges and Universities, Natchez Literary Celebration, 6 June 1998

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar for College Teachers, “Religious Traditions and the History of the South,” 1992.


with Włodzimierz Batóg. “Evangelical Aspirations and Cold War Realities: Billy Graham behind the Iron Curtain,” Journal of Church and State, 62, no. 3 (Summer, 2020): 486-505.

“Assimilating the Feminist Voice in Service Comedies, 1941-1980.” Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal 49, no. 1 (2019): 50-62.

“Transatlantic Fundamentalism: Southern Preachers in London’s Pulpits during World War I,” in The U.S. South and Europe: Transatlantic Relations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, eds. Cornelis A. van Minnen & Manfred Berg (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013), 165-180.

Co-edited with Joan Burbick, Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspectives, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

“Reconciliation and Regionalism: Reunion among Southern Methodists and Presbyterians,” in “Warm Ashes:” Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century, University of South Carolina Press, 2003.

Strangers in Zion: Fundamentalists in the South, 1900-1950, Mercer University Press, 2001.

Courses (selected)

Slavery and the Making of the Americas

An Introduction to the American South

Religion and Community in American History

Reel History: Documentaries and American History

African Americans in Film during the Jim Crow Era

War as a Metaphor in Modern America

Curriculum vitae (PDF)