Molly Worthen, 2020–21 | National Humanities Center

Molly Worthen (NHC Fellow, 2020–21)

Project Title

Spellbound Nation: Charisma in American History

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Molly Worthen

Fellowship Work Summary, 2020–21

Molly Worthen drafted twelve chapters of her work in progress, Spellbound Nation: Charisma in American History. She published three opinion essays in the New York Times about the medical humanities, radical approaches to homeschooling, and the role of empathy in higher education. She also spoke by Zoom to a conference hosted by the Institute for Research and Education in Rio de Janeiro on the subject of “The Christian Right, Covid, and ‘Fake News.'”