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.