I write for The New York Times, Salon, Slate, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Although much of my writing has been about religion (I have a Ph.D. in American religious history), I also write about politics, urbanism, family, and — yes — myself. I love speaking to audiences about faith, ethics, parenting, and community. I invite you to check out my public speaking page, and on my blog I post links to my latest writings.
I am the author of three books, most recently Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate. I write a biweekly column about religion for The New York Times, and I am a writer for The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Mother Jones, Tablet, The Forward, and many other publications. I also enjoy publishing personal essays and book reviews. When I teach, I teach in the English department of Yale University, where I also direct the Yale Journalism Initiative, and I have taught religion at Stanford and Wesleyan universities.
With my wife, daughters, and dogs I live in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.
I can be reached at mark.e.oppenheimer@[you know, the email server everyone uses; it starts with a “g”...]