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David Campbell

Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame
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David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the director of the Notre Dame Democracy Initiative. His research focuses on civic and political engagement, with particular attention to religion and young people. Dr. Campbell’s most recent book (with Geoff Layman and John Green) is Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2021), which received the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Among his other books is American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (with Robert Putnam), winner of the American Political Science Association’s award for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs. His work has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Daedalus. In addition, he has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and—every political scientist’s dream—Cosmopolitan

David Campbell also serves as a member of the advisory board for Intersections.

Featured Work: Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics

Upcoming Projects: David E. Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht. See Jane Run: How Women Politicians Are Role Models for Young People (forthcoming, Chicago University Press, 2025).