Scott M. Anderson

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Ph.D. Candidate
John Wigger
Research Area
United States
  • M.A., Baylor University (2018)
  • B.A., University of Northwestern-St. Paul (2012)
  • Visiting Student, Oxford University (2011)



Before coming to Mizzou, I taught several college courses as an adjunct for the University of Northwestern—St. Paul and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Besides research and writing, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Stacey, and our Shiba Inu, Suki.


Research Interests

My current research focuses on the history of the Midwest in the Civil War Era, examining the connections between race, religion, politics, citizenship, and martial volunteerism and how these factors affected local and national history. My dissertation focuses on the history of the Black Brigade of Cincinnati. I also have an abiding interest in modern American religion, politics, and culture—both within the Midwest and without.

Recent Publications

Book Review of A Long Reconstruction: Racial Caste and Reconciliation in the Methodist Episcopal Church by Paul William Harris, in Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society 64, part 3 (Autumn 2023)

  • University of Missouri Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (2023-2024)
  • Frank and Louise Stephens History Scholarship (May 2023) 
  • University of Missouri Graduate Teaching Fellowship (Spring 2023) 
  • Wilcher Bequest Research Grants (March 2021, October 2022)
Additional Information

Exam fields 

  • American Religious History (major field)
  • American History up to 1865 (major field)
  • American History since 1865 (major field)
  • Reformation (minor field)
  • Moderation, Virtue, and Providence in American Legal Thought (outside field)