Margaret Hamm

Margaret Hamm

2020 Research Associate
2019-2020 Academic Year Research Associate
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Margaret Hamm is a second-year Master of Theological Studies student at Harvard Divinity School focusing on Religions of the Americas. Specifically, she is interested in the intersections of religion and law in modern America as well as women's American religious history. She graduated from Miami University in 2019 with a B.A. in Religion and Political Science. Most recently, Margaret has conducted research on Christian women's responses to the legalization of contraception in America, as well as on politicians’ usage of the Bible in public statements. As a part of her work on religion and the law, Margaret has traveled to the Westboro Baptist Church three times to conduct interviews with church members. Having utilized the vast resources of the Pluralism Project while conducting research during her undergraduate career, Margaret enjoys contributing to the valuable work that the Pluralism Project does and improving her own understanding of the diverse religious makeup of the United States.