In this conversation, Associate Professor of Government, Eric McDaniel, discusses how religious institutions become involved in politics and how they will influence black political behavior this election season.
Eric L. McDaniel is an associate professor of Government and an affiliate of the Department of Religious Studies and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. McDaniel specializes in American politics. His research areas include religion and politics, Black politics, and organizational behavior. His work targets how and why Black religious institutions choose to become involved in political action and the role of religious institutions in shaping Black political behavior. McDaniel is the author of “Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches” (2008).