Margaret Hamm

Margaret Hamm

2020-2021 Research Associate
2019-2020 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 between religion, gender, and the law in modern America. She graduated from Miami University in 2019 with a B.A. in Religion and Political Science. Margaret has conducted research on politicians’ usage of the Bible in public statements and recently completed an MTS thesis, entitled "Theologizing the Pill: Christianity, Women's Magazines, and Birth Control, 1960-1972." 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 doing 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.