Sam Stabler is a recent Yale Sociology PhD and adjunct-lecturer at Hunter College. He studies social conflict in morally diverse societies. His dissertation focused on understanding how such conflicts were shaped by the United State’s expansive colonial frontier. Empirically this means his work explores the religious and political uses of territory in the Puritan New England missionary context from colony founding (1630) through to the early national period (the early 19th century). Building on this history, his work addresses questions in political sociology, the sociology of religion, and comparative historical sociology.