Justin Reynolds

Justin Reynolds

Lecturer on Social Studies
Justin Reynolds

Justin Reynolds is a Lecturer on Social Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, where he taught in the Core Curriculum before coming to Harvard. His research interests include the history of political thought, international order in the 19th and 20th centuries, Christian theology and missions, and the history of environmentalism. He is currently preparing articles and a book manuscript based on his dissertation, an international history of the Protestant-led ecumenical movement from 1900 to the 1960s. The project examines the rise and fall of anti-secularism as concept and practice of international organization to recast debates about the history of "secularization" in the North Atlantic world. His second project looks at the relation between decolonization and environmental thought. His work has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, and other institutions.


2020-21 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)
Social Studies 98sh: Human Rights in History (Spring)


Contact Information

William James Hall 310