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 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2082 Jenkins Nanovic Halls




David Campbell is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame and the former chairperson of the political science department. His research focuses on civic and political engagement, with a particular focus on religion (and secularism) and young people. His most recent book is Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics (with Geoff Layman and John Green). He is currently working with Christina Wolbrecht to study the impact of female political candidates on the political engagement of young people. In 2014, he published 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 (winner of the 2011 award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs), and Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life. In addition, he has published scholarly articles in a variety of journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Daedalus.