The University of Windsor Department of Political Science continues its Distinguished Speaker Series at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24, by welcoming Professor David Campbell from the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Campbell will present a lecture titled "Is 2012 the Year of the Stained Glass Ceiling?: Religion and the U.S. Presidential Election." The lecture will be held in the Assumption University Chapel, and is co-sponsored by Assumption University. This event is free and open to the public.
Professor David Campbell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and the founding director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. He is the co-author (with Robert Putnam) of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, which has been described by the New York Times as “intellectually powerful,” by America as “an instant classic” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the most successfully argued sociological study of American religion in more than half a century.” American Grace has also received both the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs and the Wilbur Award from the Religious Communicators Council for the best non-fiction book of 2010.
Prof. Campbell is also the author of Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life and the editor of A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election. As an expert on religion, politics, and civic engagement, he has often been featured in the national media, including the New York Times, Economist, USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time, NBC News, CNN, NPR, Fox News, and C-SPAN.
Born and raised in the bustling metropolis of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, he currently lives in Granger, Indiana. He and his wife Kirsten have two children, Katie and Soren.