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Charles Riggs
Email: charlieemersonriggs@gmail.com
Current Research: American History

Charlie is a sixth-year PhD candidate in modern U.S. cultural and intellectual history, with interests in the histories of religion, theology, philosophy, and psychology. His current research examines the encounter between liberal Christianity and psychotherapy in post-World War II American intellectual life, focusing on the Protestant theologian and existentialist philosopher Paul Tillich. Charlie earned his Bachelor's in History from Harvard College in 2010.