Jeremy C. Young

Senior Manager, Free Expression and Education, PEN America
Chapter Member: Utah SSN

About Jeremy

Young is a historian of the modern United States, with a focus on political communication, social movements, and the emotional experience of politics.  His research on turn-of-the-century charismatic movements suggests that modern political strategists underestimate the importance of emotional appeals in driving policy change.  He is the author of The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870-1940, and his editorials have been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Seattle Times. In addition to his academic work, Young serves as an advisor for the Coalition for Responsible Home Education.

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Opinion: "Facebook Boycott Bad Idea," Jeremy C. Young, Prince George Citizen, March 28, 2018.
Quoted by Linda Mottram in "Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech Sparks Speculation about Presidential Bid," ABC, January 10, 2018.
Research discussed by Mohorte, in "Oprah Podría Ganar a Trump: para los Demócratas, eso Implicaría entregarse al Lado Oscuro," Magnet, January 10, 2018.
Research discussed by Steve Kolowich, in "A ‘Historian of Charisma’ Explains Why Oprah Could Be President," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 9, 2018.
Quoted by Peter Grier in "Oprah 2020? Why the Political Appeal of Celebrities Endures," Christian Science Monitor, January 9, 2018.
Opinion: "Pussygate Politics: How the Trump Tape Changed the Face of Politics Forever," Jeremy C. Young, The Spectrum, October 6, 2017.
Opinion: "A Utah Tale of Two Monuments," Jeremy C. Young, Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 2017.
Opinion: "President Trump’s Rallies are about Boosting His Ego, Not His Agenda," Jeremy C. Young, The Washington Post, July 25, 2017.
Opinion: "Booker T. Washington and the White Fear of Black Charisma," Jeremy C. Young, Black Perspectives, May 2, 2017.
Opinion: "The Antidemocratic Origins of Fake News," Jeremy C. Young, We're History, February 27, 2017.
Opinion: "Emotional Politics Won the 2016 Election," Jeremy C. Young, HippoReads, January 18, 2017.
Opinion: "What’s Wrong with the Way We Have Been Defending the Humanities," Jeremy C. Young, History News Network, January 2, 2017.
Opinion: "Emotion and Fantasy: Marcus Garvey and a Blueprint for Modern Protest Movements," Jeremy C. Young, Nursing Clio, December 15, 2016.
Opinion: "Is America in the Midst of a Political Realignment?," Jeremy C. Young, Society for U. S. Intellectual History Blog, July 6, 2016.
Opinion: "Dear Mitch McConnell: It’s Time to End the Filibuster," Jeremy C. Young, History News Network, December 7, 2014.
Opinion: "Obama’s Attempt at Bipartisanship Doesn’t Work," Jeremy C. Young, San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 2010.
Opinion: "Attacks on Sotomayor Ignore Court’s History and Makeup," Jeremy C. Young, Durham Sun, May 29, 2009.
Opinion: "Why Al – and Many Others – Choose Not to Run," Jeremy C. Young, Chicago Sun-Times, November 11, 2007.
Opinion: "France Views America: Friend, Rival, or Both?," Jeremy C. Young, Seattle Times, May 1, 2007.