Kelly Cross Elliott, PhD
Department of History
Abilene Christian University
PhD, British history, Florida State University, Spring 2010
Dissertation: “Chosen Race:” Baptist Missions and Mission Churches in the East and West Indies, 1795-1875
M.A., European history, Florida State University, Spring 2007
Minor field: India
Thesis: Baptist Missions in the British Empire: Jamaica and Serampore in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
B.A., history, with French minor, Harding University, Fall 2005
Publications and Conference Papers:
Invited Talk, “Baptist Missionary Christianity in the British Empire,” Baylor University Symposium on Evangelicalism and Revival, October 20, 2011.
Convener/Panelist, “British Official and Missionary Responses to Obeah in the British Caribbean, 1825-1845.” European History Section of the Southern Historical Association, Baltimore, MD, October 2011.
Convener/Panelist, “Unconquered Realms of Paganism:” Depictions of Difference in Baptist Missionary Publications, 1800-1840. Christian Scholars Conference, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, June 2011.
“Providential History as Divine Metanarrative in Baptist Missionary Publications, 1799-1840.” American Society of Church History, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2011.
Review of Xinru Liu, The Silk Road in World History in Chronicle of Historical Studies, vol. VIII (Spring 2011).
“Indian Responses to Christian Missions in Bengal, 1795-1875.” International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, University Center, Chicago, February 2011.
Convener, “Expressions of the Inexpressible:” The Divine in Nature, Poetry, and the Icon. Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, June 2010.
Review of Andrew Porter, Religion versus Empire? Protestant Missions and Overseas Expansion 1700-1914 in Journal of Faith and the Academy (October 2009).
“Scenes of Dissipation: The British Response to Obeah in the Caribbean, 1820-1840.”
Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, June 2009.
"Identity and the Colonial Encounter: the Baptist Mission in Jamaica, 1838-1850."
Gulf Coast Colonialist Colloquium, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, February 2007.
Honors and Awards:
Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellowship, Appalachian State University (declined), 2010
Lynn E. May Research Grant, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, 2009
J. Leitch Wright, Jr. Award for Excellence in Research, 2nd place, M.A. level, 2007
Abilene Christian University, faculty, Fall 2010-present
Interdisciplinary Core: Identity and Human Nature
History of Asia
Europe since the Great War
Florida State University, Instructor, Fall 2007-Spring 2010
Early Modern World
Florida State University, London Campus, Instructor, Fall 2009
Britain in Early Modern World History
Britain in Modern World History
American Historical Association
European History Section of the Southern Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
American Society of Church History
Sponsor, Zeta Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, Spring 2011-present
Chair/Comment, Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, Abilene, TX, April 2011