Dr. Leigh Eric Schmidt

Dr. Leigh Eric Schmidt is a professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. He has held research fellowships at Stanford and Princeton and also through the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Schmidt is the author of numerous books, including Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion, and the American Enlightenment (Harvard University Press, 2000), which won the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Historical Studies and the John Hope Franklin Prize of the American Studies Association. He is also the author of Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality (HarperOne, 2005).