Eric L McDaniel
Associate Professor, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 232 7268
Eric McDaniel specializes in racial and ethnic politics, religion and politics and health policy. His book, "Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches" (2008), examines why Black religious institutions choose to become involved in political matters. Further, he has also examined the role of religious beliefs in shaping political behavior. His work in health policy examines how citizens interpret government involvement in treating health epidemics and how political empowerment can reduce health disparities. His recent publications include "What Kind of Christian Are You?: Religious Ideologies and Political Attitudes." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (forthcoming); "National Pride and the Boundaries of American Citizenship." Journal of Racial and Ethnic Politics (co-authored with McDaniel, Eric, L., Irfan Nooruddin and Allyson Shortle 2016).