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Communications and Marketing Manager, 2020–22


PEN America

Jeremy C. Young was the communications and marketing manager at the AHA from 2020–22. A historian of emotional experience, political culture, and social movements, he is the author of The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870–1940 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017). Prior to joining the AHA in 2020, he was an assistant professor of history at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah, where he also directed the Institute of Politics and Public Affairs. His writing and commentary have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington PostNewsweek, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and on NPR’s The Takeaway. He holds a BA in history and music from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an MA and PhD in US history from Indiana University. He is currently program director, Freedom to Learn, at PEN America.

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