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Jason Blakely Faculty Profile

Jason Blakely

Associate Professor of Political Science
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 244


Jason Blakely is Associate Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University. Blakely has written extensively on political theory, political theology, and the social sciences. His most recent book, We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power (Oxford, 2020), received accolades from luminaries like Charles Taylor, David Bentley Hart, and Bishop Robert Barron. He also writes regularly on politics and culture in popular venues like Commonweal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, America Magazine, and The Atlantic. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and B.A. from Vassar College. He is a Senior Fellow at the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought at the University of Southern California.

For a current CV and list of publications please see his Academia.edu page.


  • Political Philosophy
  • Hermeneutics
  • Interpretive Social Science
  • History of Political Thought
  • Ideologies