David Sehat is a cultural and intellectual historian of the United States. He works as an Associate Professor at Georgia State University, where he joined the faculty in 2008. Prior to arriving at Georgia State, he completed a PhD at 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 Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon and Schuster, 2015), and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (Oxford, 2011; updated edition, 2015), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians. 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 US Intellectual and Cultural History.