Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
On Sunday, I was invited to appear on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” where I discussed the role that religion has played in presidential campaigns past and present. I took audience questions and discussed a variety of issues related to religion and politics, including Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith and the debate over the contraceptive mandate. Watch it here: