Current Fellows

Dan Gorman

PhD Candidate, Department of History

Education: M.A., University of Rochester, History, 2017; M.A., Villanova University, History, 2016; B.A., University of Rochester, History & Religion, 2014.

Bio: Daniel Gorman Jr. is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Rochester. 

Dan studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious and cultural history in the United States. His dissertation explores the expulsion of Spiritualist medium Frederick Willis from Harvard in 1857 and the ensuing debate between Spiritualists and anti-Spiritualists that occurred in the greater Boston area. This project illuminates differing ideas of the function of religion and science in U.S. society, as well as the relationship between Spiritualism and the broader liberal religious movement in New England. In the digital realm, Dan is interested in online archives and oral history repositories, digital mapping, and documentary editing.