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Nicole Hemmer is a writer and historian living in New York City. Since earning her Ph.D. from Columbia in 2010, she has been working on ways to bring historical insight to contemporary conversations. She has worked as a professor, presidential historian, podcaster, producer, talking-head, freelancer, editor at the Washington Post, and columnist for places like Vox and U.S. News & World Report.

Neil J. Young is a historian and the author of "We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics." He writes frequently on American politics, culture, and religion for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, HuffPost, Vox, and Politico. 

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is an Associate Professor of History at The New School where she studies the politics and culture of the modern United States, including issues of gender, race, class, and identity. Her first book, "Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture" was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.


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