Ellen Wayland-Smith

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Ellen Wayland-Smith is the author of Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table (Picador 2016). She is currently working on a book on the intersection of faith, feminism, and advertising in Cold War America, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. She is an Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Southern California.


Cover Photo: Stereoscopic views of the Oneida Community, New York/photo by D. E. Smith
Cult Confessions: Faith and the Limits of Liberalism

“It never occurred to me to consider Oneida in the same category as an apocalyptic Christian cult.”