Dr. Mark Lee is an Assistant Professor of History at Crandall University. He received a DPhil from Oxford University, an MA from Regent College, and a BA from Columbia Bible College. Dr. Lee joined the faculty in 2020.
Dr. Lee’s research is focused on the histories of madness and psychiatry, and the history and philosophy of religious experience. He is currently writing a book that explores religious forms of madness in nineteenth-century autobiographies, alongside projects on church-state relations in Finland, and worship and devotion in the long eighteenth century.
He teaches courses on British and European history, the philosophy of history, and the histories of science and medicine, along with his signature course, Lunatics, Fanatics, & Holy Fools.
Notable among his credentials are the Dev Family Annual Book Prize for his DPhil thesis on “Madness, Medicine, and Religious Identity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World,” and his affiliation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Clarendon Fund Scholarship (University of Oxford), and the Institute for Religion & Culture (in the legacy of James M. Houston), among others.
BA, Columbia Bible College
MA, Regent College
DPhil, University of Oxford