Politics in the Pews: Religious Institutions and Beliefs in American Politics

A public lecture by Eric L. McDaniel, University of Texas at Austin.

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Seigle Hall 248 Washington University in St. Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Eric L. McDaniel, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin, specializes in American politics.  His research areas include religion and politics, Black politics, and organizational behavior.  His work targets how and why Black religious institutions choose to become involved in political matters.  In addition, his work targets the role of religious institutions in shaping Black political behavior.

His latest book, Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches  (2008, University of Michigan Press), details the influences that have led to the political involvement of black churches.

This event was co-organized by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics and the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.