The Christian Right in Contemporary American Culture and Politics

Karen K. Seat, Professor of Religious Studies

Karen Seat's project took her to such places as the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference, a Southern Baptist convention, Pat Robertson’s Regent University, Liberty University School of Law, Phoenix Seminary and the Smart Girl Politics conference. She interviewed dozens of leading social conservative and Tea Party activists, lobbyists, professors and talk show hosts. A central piece of her research is an examination of gender in conservative Christian movements and her most prized interview was with 86-year-old anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly. From her research, Dr. Seat gave nine public presentations, four scholarly presentations, and currently (as of spring 2017) has a book, Reimagining Southern Baptists: Women, Gender, and The Politics of the Past under advance contract with the University of Tennessee Press.

Last updated April 5, 2017.