I received my PhD in American literature from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. I research and write about the intersections of American literature, religion, and politics. I have written for a variety of academic and popular outlets (including The Washington Post, Deseret News, and Religion & Politics) about such topics as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s sentimentalism and modern cinema, the teaching of the Book of Mormon as American literature, and Bernie Sanders’ relationship to eighteenth-century religious universalism. I also work as a freelance writing consultant and editor for businesses, universities, non-profits, and state agencies.