Jeff Sharlet (born 1972) is an American journalist and author. He is a contributing editor for Harper's, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Rolling Stone. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, Lapham's Quarterly, Oxford American, Bookforum, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, New York, Advocate, Guernica The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia Journalism Review, New Statesman, The Nation, The New Republic, Forward, Nerve, and The Baffler. He has taught at New York University and is Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the MOLLY National Journalism Prize, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Outspoken Award, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Thomas Jefferson Award.
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, and the former editor-in-chief of Pakn Treger, a journal published by the National Yiddish Book Center.