Emily Ogden (@ENOgden) is the author of Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism (University of Chicago Press, 2018). She has written for Critical Inquiry, The New York Times, American Literature, the LA Review of Books Quarterly Journal, J19, Lapham's Quarterly Online, Early American Literature, and Public Books. Her columns at 3 Quarks Daily (3quarksdaily.com) appear every eighth Monday. She has appeared on NPR’s The Hidden Brain podcast and The BBC World Service’s The Forum. The Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and other granting organizations have supported her work.