David Campbell

David Campbell

Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy

Fields of Study: American Politics

Research and Teaching Interests: American politics, civic engagement, political behavior, religion and politics, education policy

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Director, Notre Dame Democracy Initiative

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. Campbell’s most recent book is Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics (with Geoff Layman and John Green), 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 award from the American Political Science Association 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.