Jesse David Chariton


Office:612 Ross


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

Publications (selected):

“'Some Ceremony Peculiar to Themselves': The Continuation of a European Masonic Ceremony in Nineteenth-Century Wisconsin,” Yearbook of German-American Studies 56 (2021): 21-40.

“‘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.

Book reviews in the Journal of American Ethnic History, Western Folklore, and the Yearbook of German-American Studies.

Conference Presentations (selected):

"Ships in the U.S. Slave Trade, Irish Famine Relief, and Racial Identity Formation," Graduate Research Conference, Institute for Humane Studies, February 2023.

“The Founders of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Encounter American Freemasonry,” at the Lutheran Historical Conference, October 2022.

“An Irishman Among Germans: John B. Hyland and the Turnverein of Madison, Wisconsin,” American Conference for Irish Studies, April 2022.


M.A., History (Race, Ethnicity & Society) Columbus State University, 2018

B.A., History and Archaeological Studies, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, 2011