Faculty and Staff
Interim Executive Director
Associate Professor, A&S School of Public and International A
Professor Lewis's book The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics: How Abortion Transformed the Culture Wars (Cambridge, 2017), was the winner of the 2018 Humbert Morken Award for the best book in Religion and Politics from the American Political Science Association. He is also the co-author of The Full Armor of God: The Mobilization of Christian Nationalism in American Politics (Cambridge Elements, 2023), along with many peer-reviewed social science articles. Professor Lewis has authored op-eds at The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, Vox, and is a frequent contributor to national media outlets.
A dedicated teacher, in 2022 Professor Lewis was awarded the A. B. Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Office of the Provost at the University of Cincinnati.
As of July 2023, Professor Lewis is serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Portman Center for Policy Solutions. He is also currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the political science journal Politics and Religion.
Richard J Harknett
Director, SPIA, A&S School of Public and International A