Meet the Faculty
J. Christopher Soper
Professor of Political Science
- Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University, 1992
- M.A., Political Science, Yale University, 1989
- M.Div., Yale University Divinity School, 1986, Magna Cum Laude in Theology
- B.A., University of Washington, 1983, Magna Cum Laude in Political Science
- Political Parties and Interest Groups
- The American People and Politics
- Jurisprudence and the Judicial Process
- Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspectives
- Environmental Politics and Policy
- American Political Science Association
- Western Political Science Association
- British Politics Group
- Christians in Political Science
- American Political Science Association Research Grant Award, 1995, 2002.
- Pepperdine University Research Award, 1993, 1994, 1995
- Pepperdine University Summer Research Grant, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
- Society for the Study of Religion Research Grant, 2002.
- American politics, comparative politics.
- Religion and Politics
- Confucianism and Democracy in Taiwan, co-authored with Joel Fetzer. Forthcoming from Lexington Books.
- The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Five Western Democracies, second edition, co-authored with Stephen V. Monsma. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2008.
- Faith, Hope, and Jobs: Welfare-to-Work in Los Angeles, co-authored with Stephen V. Monsma. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2006.
- Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany, co-authored with Joel Fetzer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- "The Determinants of Public Attitudes toward the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan," co-authored with Joel Fetzer, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, volume 7, no. 1, July 2011: 95-114.
- "Confucian Values and Elite Support for Liberal Democracy in Taiwan: The Perils of Priestly Religion," co-authored with Joel Fetzer, Politics and Religion 3(2010): 495-517.
- "The Not So Naked Public Square: Islam and the State in Western Europe," co-authored with Joel Fetzer, Orient [Berlin] 2010(2):6-14.
- "Rock and Roll Will Never Die: Using Music to Engage Students in the Study of Political Science." PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 43, No. 2 (April 2010): 363-367.
- "Religious Institutions, Church-State History and Muslim Mobilization in Britain, France, and Germany," co-authored with Joel Fetzer, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 33, 6, (August 2007): 933-944.