GRANVILLE, Ohio—Paul Djupe, associate professor of political science at Denison University, has been chosen as an affiliated scholar for a new program launched by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).
Five faculty members from colleges and universities across the country were chosen to participate in the Affiliated Scholars Program, which features academic voices on the study of religion and politics. They will add their insights to “Faith in Numbers,” PRRI’s research blog. Djupe’s blog posts can be found at www.publicreligion.org
Djupe is currently the coeditor of the Cambridge University Press journal “Politics & Religion” and has served as the chair of the Religion and Politics organized section of the American Political Science Association. He is the coauthor of numerous articles and five books, including “The Political Influence of Churches and Religious Interests in Community Conflict.” Djupe’s work explores the influence of political communication from religious actors and how religious organizations affect the political engagement of citizens.
The PRRI is one of the nation’s leading organizations specializing in research at the intersection of religion, values and public life. The Affiliated Scholars Program is part of the PRRI’s initiative to expand the resources available to aid in understanding and covering the 2012 election. Founded in 2009, the PRRI and its team have become a national resource for non-partisan analysis of the role of religion in public life, as well as religious communities’ opinions about topical issues.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement, and the cultivation of independent thinking.