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Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks

December 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professors Miles Armaly and David Buckley join us to discuss their research: Christian Nationalism and Political Violence: Victimhood, Racial Identity, Conspiracy, and Support for the Capitol Attacks 

Watch this presentation on Secular AZ’s YouTube channel. 

David Buckley is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion at the University of Louisville, where he is also Director of the Center for Asian Democracy. He served as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Secretary’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs, via the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, from August 2016-July 2017. David’s research focuses on the relationship between religion and democracy.  David’s first book, Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal and the Philippines(Columbia University Press, 2017) was awarded the 2018 Religion and International Relations Book Award by the International Studies Association. He is currently working on two major research projects. One examines the role of religious groups in responding to human rights abuses in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines, and the other explores the impact of religion on Trump Administration foreign policy. His research and writing has appeared in leading journals of political science and media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.


Miles T. Armaly is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Mississippi. He received a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University in 2017.

His research broadly centers on judicial politics and political behavior, with particular focus on public evaluations of judicial institutions in the United States and contemporary attitudes and orientations such as polarization, support for political violence, and perceived victimhood.

His research has been published or is forthcoming in outlets such as Perspectives on Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Science Research and Methods, Journal of Law and Courts, and Political Psychology.




December 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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