Jesse Chariton


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Major Professor: Dr. Jeff Bremer
Areas of interest: American Midwest
Topics of interest: Nineteenth-century United States, German and Irish immigration, race/ethnicity, religion


“Black Lutheranism.” In Race and Ethnicity in the United States: From Pre-Contact to the Present, edited by Russell Lawson. Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood, 2019, 38-40.

“‘No Ill Will’: The Experience of a Black Conservative Lutheran in the Civil Rights-Era South.” Journal of the Lutheran Historical Conference (2018): 181-202.

Conference Presentations (selected):

“Taken Out of Context: Nineteenth-Century Masonic Baptisms and the De-Christianization of Freemasonry,” at the Midwest American Academy of Religion, April 22, 2021.

“Addie Graves (1922-2007) and the Creation of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Columbus, Georgia,” at the annual meeting of the St. George Tucker Society, Milledgeville, Georgia, July 27, 2019. Part of Junior Scholars Panel.

“Acculturation and Identity: John B. Hyland’s Social and Political Sphere in Nineteenth-Century America,” at the 42nd Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Indianapolis, April 21, 2018.

“No Whiskey on St. Paddy’s Day: A Transition from Genealogical Curiosity to Historical Inquiry,” at the seventh Annual Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, Columbus State University, November 2, 2017.

“Developing the Mill Economy in Columbus, Georgia, 1825-1855,” at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Historians, Jekyll Island, Georgia, February 18, 2016.


MA, Columbus State University, 2018
BA, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, 2011