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Kenneth D. Wald

waldk-smDistinguished Professor

Ph.D, Washington University, 1976


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Kenneth Wald has written about the relationship of religion and politics in the United States, Great Britain, and Israel. His most recent books include The Politics of Cultural Differences: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period (coauthored, Princeton University Press, 2002) and Religion and Politics in the United States (4th ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, and many other journals. Wald coedits the Cambridge University Press series, “Religion, Politics and Social Theory,” edited a special issue of the International Political Science Review in 2004, and serves on the editorial board of two journals. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Strathclyde, Haifa University, Hebrew University, and Harvard University and received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright programs in Israel and Germany. In the fall of 2005, he will be the Warren Miller Fellow in Electoral Politics at the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC, conducting research on the political behavior of American Jewry.