- This article deals with the American journalist. For the Vietnam-era American soldier, see Jeff Sharlet .
(born 1972) is an American journalist and author best known for writing about religious subcultures in the United States. He is a contributing editor for Harper's
and Rolling Stone
. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post
, Mother Jones
, New York
, The Chronicle of Higher Education
, Columbia Journalism Review
, Oxford American
, New Statesman
, and The Baffler
Sharlet is the co-creator of two online journals, Killing the Buddha
, a literary magazine about religion, and The Revealer
, a review of religion and media published by the New York University Center for Religion and Media. Sharlet's father is Jewish and his mother Pentecostal. His uncle, a prominent Vietnam war peace activist, was also named Jeff Sharlet.