Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
David Sehat is a cultural and intellectual historian of the United States.
He is the author of The Myth of American Religious Freedom (Oxford UP, 2011), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians. His next book, The Jefferson Rule: Why We Think the Founding Fathers Have All the Answers, will be published by Simon and Schuster in spring 2015. His research and writing have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund.At Georgia State, Sehat regularly teaches HIST 2110: Survey of U.S. History; HIST 3250: Religion in American Life; HIST 4200: American Culture and Ideas; and HIST 8040: Seminar in U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History. He directs graduate students working on a wide range of cultural and intellectual history topics.