Published: Sept. 28, 2017

An expert on the political implications of growing numbers of non-religious citizens will discuss “godless politics” in a lecture on the University of Colorado Boulder campus next month.

David Campbell, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will speak about “Godless Politics: The Politics of Secularism in the United States.” The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on campus. 

The event is free and open to the public.


David Campbell

Campbell, the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at Notre Dame, is the recipient of a Carnegie Fellowship to study the political implications of secularism. He and a collaborating scholar plan to publish the results of their research in a book titled Godless Politics.

Campbell’s most recent book is Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics (with John Green and Quin Monson). He is also the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which The New York Times called “intellectually powerful.”

Campbell is also author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life, editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election, and co-editor of Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation.

As an expert on religion, politics and civic engagement, he has appeared in The New York Times, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, CNN, NPR, Fox News and C-SPAN.

His appearance at CU Boulder is sponsored by the American Politics Research Lab.