Sarah Churchwell is Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of London. She’s an expert in 20th-century American literature, culture and history and has written four highly acclaimed books: The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, What Americans Like, Careless People and Behold America. She writes for newspapers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, is a regular guest on TV and radio and has judged the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. She talks about the return of the expert, the power of scholarship and how to fight falsehood and fascism in a pandemic.
Listen to the podcast here: Sarah Churchwell, Chair in Public Understanding of the Humanities on the return of the expert