Nicole Penn, a member of the editorial board of American Purpose, is program manager for social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Prior to this role, she served as a research assistant for AEI senior fellow Lynne Cheney, supporting Cheney’s research on the Virginia dynasty during the American Revolution and early Republic. Ms. Penn also previously served as an editorial apprentice at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Articles and Events
Twenty years ago, M.T. Anderson's Feed presaged today's combustable combination of adolescence, desire, and social media.
With all the discord and divergent experiences in American history, a recognizable and cohesive storyline based in ideals remains.
December 16, 2021: "How Museums Preserve Diverse Memories." A conversation with Sara Bon-Harper and Rob Havers, moderated by Nicole Penn
Join us on December 16, 2021 for a conversation with Sara Bon-Harper and Rob Havers on "How Museums Preserve Diverse Memories." Moderated by Nicole Penn. Sara Bon-Harper is the executive director of James Monroe's Highland in Albemarle County, Virginia, focusing on strategic vision and museum leadership at the historic site.
Historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez explores sources of today’s White Christian nationalism.
Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "A House Divided? Polarization Post-Trump" with Daniel Cox, William A. Galston, William Kristol, Nicole Penn, Luke Nathan Phillips, and John Wood, Jr. In association with Braver Angels
Part of the Continuing Liberty [https://www.americanpurpose.com/continuing-liberty/] conference. 2:00 p.m.—3:15 p.m. ET A House Divided? Polarization Post-Trump In association with Braver Angels DANIEL COX, Survey Center on American Life and American Enterprise Institute William A. Galston, Brookings Institution and American Purpose William
The music of an early 20th-century composer and that of a modern rapper seem worlds apart, but they are linked in how they convey the Black American experience.
Museums perform a vital civic function, connecting us both to our past and to one another.
Although George Washington died in 1799, his hold over the American imagination continues to live on. Yet every generation has recast Washington in a different light, from savior of the Republic to a would-be tyrant, honor personified to hypocritical slaver. To mark Presidents’ Day, please join American Purpose for a