Press Mentions and Articles that Quote Me:

“The Emerging Alliance between Putin and Trump’s God Squad.” Jack Jenkins, Think Progress, July 12, 2017.

“VP Pence’s No-Lady-Company Policy is Not about Respecting his Wife.” Kate Tuttle, Dame Magazine, April 2017.

“America in the Shadow of Russia.” Andrew Purcell, The Sunday Herald, March 26, 2017.

“How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right.” Casey Michel, Politico, February 7, 2017.

“A Model for Civilization”: Putin’s Russia has Emerged as “A Beacon for Nationalists” and the American Alt-Right. Natasha Betrand, Business Insider, December 10, 2016.

The Conservative Crack-Up: Managing a Disintegrating Political Message. Jason Wilson, The Guardian, March 31, 2016.

Is an Exodus of Ph.D.s Causing a Brain Drain in the U.S.? David Wheeler, New Republic, October 1, 2014.

Interviews and Podcast Appearances:

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, May 25, 2017. Topics include the Maddi Runkles/Heritage Academy incident; the problem with focusing on religious extremism abroad when we have a Christian extremism issue in the U.S.; the Christian Right’s reaction to Trump in Saudi Arabia and Israel; and the #YouDontKnowEvangelicals hashtag.

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, March 31, 2017. Topics include Mike Flynn’s request for immunity, the #TrumpRussia scandal, and ideological affinities and direct connections between Russians and the US Christian Right.

Interview with Alan Kasuja on BBC World Service’s Newsday, December 12, 2016. We discuss Donald Trump’s denial of Russian hacking and influence in the 2016 US election and concerns regarding Rex Tillerson in the role of Secretary of State:


“‘Weird Everywhere’: Expats of Jesusland with Dr. Chris Stroop.” Podcast appearance with Blake Chastain, Exvangelical, November 7, 2016.

“The Rise of Russia’s Traditionalist International.” Interview with Casey Michel. August 2, 2016.

Hear me discuss my Christian school required Old Testament class experience with Lauren O’Neal and Niko Bakulich on the Judges episode of Sunday School Dropouts (timestamp 39:22 if you want to skip straight to the relevant segment), May 1, 2016.