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Lecturer in History, Merrimack College

Walker Robins is a historian of American religion, with a special focus on the relationship between American Christians and Israel/Palestine. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Oklahoma in 2015 before serving as the Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow in Israel Studies at the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. He is currently a lecturer in history at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA.


  • –present
    Lecturer in History, Merrimack College


  • 2015 
    University of Oklahoma , Ph.D. in History


  • 2020
    Between Dixie and Zion: Southern Baptists and Palestine Before Israel, University of Alabama Press
  • 2018
    "Cultural Zionism and Binationalism Among American Liberal Protestants” , Israel Studies
  • 2017
    “American Cyrus? Harry Truman, the Bible, and the Palestine Question", Journal of Church and State
  • 2017
    “The Forgotten Origins of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Near East Mission – W.A. Hamlett’s Month in the Holy Land", Baptist History & Heritage Journal
  • 2017
    “Jacob Gartenhaus: The Southern Baptists’ Jew", Journal of Southern Religion