Carl Creason is a first-year doctoral student studying U.S. History, especially the cultural and religious history of the long nineteenth century. He earned his B.A. in History from Murray State University and his M.A. in History from the University of Louisville. Creason's primary research interests include the Civil War Era, the Ohio Valley region, the American Catholic Church, Catholic intellectual movements, and the intersections of religion and politics. His M.A. thesis, titled "'Puritan hypocrisy' and 'conservative Catholicity,'" analyzes how cultural and political anti-Catholicism and anti-Protestantism shaped American Catholic interpretations of the U.S. Civil War.
A native of Clinton, Kentucky, Creason taught middle school in western Kentucky before enrolling in graduate school. He is the author of "United, Yet Divided: An Analysis of Bishops Martin John Spalding and John Baptist Purcell during the Civil War Era," American Catholic Studies, 124 (summer 2013): 49-69.