I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine and specialize in Early American and Canadian history. I received my Bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego and my Master’s from the University of Maine. My dissertation will compare the evolution of Protestantism in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes between 1760 and 1830. I am particularly interested in the beliefs of Protestant laypeople and their religious identities.
My thesis examined the education contributions of Reverend Jonathan Fisher of Blue Hill, Maine during the early republic. Religion and education were often inseparable in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Education and print culture will therefore continue to influence my dissertation.
I was recently named the Mount Desert Island Historical Society Visiting History Scholar for 2018. You can find the press release here.
Brittany Goetting’s Curriculum Vitae.