Dr Karina Bénazech Wendling

Agrégée English Teacher, Assistant Lecturer at Sorbonne Université.

PhD in History and Anthropology of Religions at PSL, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE-PSL) and the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL) – CNRS

The dissertation was supervised by Patrick Cabanel, Directeur d’Études, EPHE-PSL and Prof. Peter Gray, Queen’s University Belfast.


Research fields

History and Sociology of Religion.

History of Protestant missions in the transatlantic world during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Religion and politics.


Protestant Political Thought, CIRIS Cambridge (editorial committee of 2020 conference).



British and Irish history.

US History (18th-19th century).

English language and translation.

History and cinema.

History and English studies.


Four peer-reviewed articles and an editorial; one book chapter.

Two more peer-reviewed articles to come in 2023.


Karina Bénazech Wendling has a PhD in History and Anthropology of Religions, after having taught English as an Agrégée teacher.

She has been awarded several grants and scholarships, such as a fellowhip from the Région Ile-de-France, a Past and Present grant from the Royal Historical Society, a grant from the SOFEIR (Société Française d’Études Irlandaises), as well as a Maddock Research Fellowship from the Marsh’s Library.

Her research focuses on the interactions between education, charity, religious conversion and national identity. More broadly, her research investigates the relationship between religion, politics and colonialism in the transatlantic world.


If you would like to get in touch, or if you have questions regarding my research projects, please contact me.

A glimpse of my PhD journey.

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