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Nancy Wadsworth

  • Nancy Wadsworth

    Nancy Wadsworth

Associate Professor
Sturm Hall, Room 467
Fall 2014 Office Hours: M-R, 10-11am
Phone: 303-871-2972
Email: nwadswor@du.edu

Areas of expertise/research interests

American political culture, social movements, politics of race and religion, political theory, and reconciliation and forgiveness processes.

Professional biography

Nancy Wadsworth teaches a variety of courses at DU, including Early Modern and Contemporary Political Theory, American Political Thought and Development, Social Movements and Grassroots Activism, and Political Forgiveness.

She was a post-doctoral fellow at Cornell University from 2001-2003, and taught at Eugene Lang College, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, before coming to the University of Denver in 2004.

Wadsworth also worked in the nonprofit field of sexual assault prevention for several years during graduate school.

Education

MA and PhD, Political Science, New School for Social Research, 1993 - 2001
BA, Women's Studies and Social Theory, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991

Publications

Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelical and the Politics of Racial Healing, University of Virginia Press, Forthcoming

Faith and Race in American Political Life , Co-editor, University of Virginia Press, 2012

"Fractured Believers: Race and Religion as Intersectional Aspects of United States Political Development" in Race and U.S. Political Development, Joseph Lowndes (University of Oregon), Julie Novkov (SUNY Albany), and Dorian Warren (Columbia University), Editors. Routledge Press, pp. 312-336.

"Religious Race-Bridging: Racial Change Efforts Among Conservative Evangelicals," in Robin Jacobson and Nancy Wadsworth, Eds., Faith and Race in American Political Life, University of Virginia Press.

"Intersectionality in California's Same-Sex Battles: A Complex Proposition," Political Research Quarterly 64 (1), pp. 200-216. Mini-Symposium on Intersectionality.

"Bridging Racial Change: Political Orientations in the Multiracial Church Building Movement," Religion & Politics 3 (3), pp. 439-468.

"Race-ing Faith and Fate: The Jeremiad in Multiracial 'Moral Values' Alliances," Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives, Volume 1, Issue 2, Kirwan Institute, Ohio State University, pp. 313-341.