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Daniel N. Gullotta

Daniel N. Gullotta is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in American religious history at Stanford University. He is also the host of the Age of Jackson Podcast. Twitter: @danielgullotta

Articles by Daniel N. Gullotta

June 9, 2021 5:30 am

The Last Time There Was a Craze About UFOs and Aliens

The academics and other figures who helped make alien abductions a major cultural phenomenon in the 1990s.
Daniel N. Gullotta
April 20, 2021 5:30 am

All the President’s Historians

Joe Biden has met with scholars to discuss his presidency and likely legacy—but what are we to make of his special relationship with historian Jon Meacham?
Daniel N. Gullotta
March 7, 2021 11:26 am

Fraud, Fortune, and Fame in the Search for Religion’s Origins

What Netflix’s ‘Murder Among the Mormons’ reveals about controversies of faith and history.
Daniel N. Gullotta
February 25, 2021 5:30 am

QAnon and the Satanic Panics of Yesteryear

What they can teach us about what to expect.
Daniel N. Gullotta
January 9, 2021 4:40 pm

Violence in the Capitol: A Historic Wake-Up Call

Pictures of the insurrectionist attack evoke the infamous caning of Charles Sumner—and its troubling context.
Daniel N. Gullotta
October 20, 2020 5:30 am

Candidate Kanye’s Call for a More Godly America

Among the precedents: Joseph Smith’s ill-fated 1844 campaign.
Daniel N. Gullotta
August 15, 2020 5:30 am

The Revolution of Bernard Bailyn

The eminent historian, who died last week at 97, helped put ideas back in the center of the study of early America.
Daniel N. Gullotta
July 27, 2020 5:30 am

Third Parties, Political Purity, and “Throwing Away Your Votes”

Lessons for 2020 from the election of 1844.
Daniel N. Gullotta