Nineteenth-Century Atlantic History (specifically North America and France), Communalism, Romantic Socialism, Capitalism, Abolition, Race, and Mormon Studies
Erik first earned a BA in French from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah and earned a second Bachelor’s degree in history from Utah Valley University. After four years of teaching French and History in Utah Public Schools, he moved to the Boston area where he earned an MA in History from Brandeis University. Erik is currently an instructor of history at the boarding school, Choate Rosemary Hall, in Wallingford, Connecticut, where he and his wife, Catherine, and their two daughters, Chloé and Nora live year round.
“’The Most Appalling Social Chaos of Modern Times:’ Preaching the Mormon Apocalypse to French Socialists,” Communal Studies Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2016.
“Louis A. Bertrand’s Conversion from Icarianism to Mormonism,” Communal Studies Association Annual Conference, South Union, Kentucky, September 2011.
“A Mormon Revolution: French Mormon Mission President Louis Bertrand’s Predictions of America’s Destruction,” Mormon History Association’s Annual Conference, Saint
George, Utah, May 2011.
“Nineteenth Century French Communists and Mormons,” Guest presenter on nineteenth-century social and cultural history, History and Political Science Department’s Brown Bag
Colloquium, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, November 2010.
Selected Awards and Grants:
Harry Marks Fellowship, University of Connecticut, Fall 2016
Conference Research Grant and Scholarship, Communal Studies Association, Oct 2016
Merit Scholarship, Brandeis University, 2012-2013