Larsen Plyler


Larsen Plyler

Graduate Assistant


I am a third year Ph.D. student from Pontotoc, Mississippi. I am interested in religion and agricultural and environmental history. My work focuses on the connections between religious and agricultural reforms within and around land-grant college and university systems in the first half of the twentieth century. I am married to Lydia and together when have twin boys Leo and Lennox.


Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2014-Current
M.A. History, Mississippi State University, 2012-2014
B.A. History, University of North Alabama, 2007-2012



“Poverty of Soil Makes for Poverty of Soul: Alva W. Taylor and Religious Rural Progressivism,” Florida State Graduate Student Symposium, February 20, 2015
“Faith and Fertilizer: The 1918 Mississippi A & M Vacation School for Preachers,” Southern Historical Association, November 3, 2016 (forthcoming)

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