About

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Professional speechwriter and occasional freelancer with a PhD in American literature from Johns Hopkins University focused on the intersections of nineteenth-century American literature, religion, and politics. Bylines in a variety of academic and popular outlets (including The Washington Post, Deseret News, and Religion & Politics) about topics as varied 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.