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David Sehat

Associate Professor

David Sehat is a cultural and intellectual historian of the United States.  He has been on the faculty since 2008.  Prior to arriving at Georgia State, he completed a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spent a postdoctoral year at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Visiting Scholar.

Sehat writes broadly on American intellectual, political, and cultural life.  He is the author of The Myth of American Religious Freedom (Oxford UP, 2011; updated edition coming October 2015), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians, and The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon and Schuster, 2015). As a teacher, Sehat offers undergraduate courses on American Culture and Ideas and on Religion in American Life.  He also teaches a graduate seminar on U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History.