Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet is Mellon Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the bestselling author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper), C Street (Little, Brown & Company), and Sweet Heaven When I Die. He's a contributing editor for Harper's, Rolling Stone, and Virginia Quarterly Review. The Investigative Fund has supported Sharlet's book research as well as articles appearing in GQ, Harper's, Mother Jones, Salon, and the Advocate and featured on the Rachel Maddow Show, the Daily Show, and Democracy Now!. His newest book is Radiant Truths (Yale). Last updated July 2017  

Investigations

Dangerous Liaisons

American evangelicals are losing ground at home in the culture war against homosexuality, but they’ve exported their hate politics to Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and beyond.

Straight Man’s Burden

It was a Ugandan member of parliament who introduced the bill that would penalize homosexuality with life imprisonment or death, but the idea traces back to a secretive American evangelical movement known as The Family.

The Family

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is a penetrating look at the untold story of Christian fundamentalism’s most elite organization, a self-described invisible network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful.