Christopher McKnight Nichols

Christopher McKnight Nichols is assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. He was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. History at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in American intellectual, cultural, and political history from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century, with a focus on the Progressive Era and debates over the U.S. role in the world. Nichols is co-editor and co-author, with Charles Mathewes, of Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is the author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (Harvard University Press, forthcoming). Nichols is a Contributor and Project Associate for the multi-university interdisciplinary project Secularism in the Late Modern Age: Between New Atheisms and Religious Fundamentalisms at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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