Dr. Lydia Bean is available for interviews and speaking appearances on the following topics:
Conflict between old Christian Right and rival faith leaders over the role of women, environmentalism, climate change, poverty, immigration reform, and relationship to partisan politics.
Internal divisions among evangelicals on LGBTQ+ issues (e.g., why support for civil unions has grown so rapidly, even among morally traditional evangelicals)
U.S. evangelicals in global perspective
Religion and politics in Canada. The historical leadership of Canadian evangelicals across the political spectrum (from organized labor and pacifism to pro-life movements and right-wing populism.)
Religion and social policy attitudes, the relationship between moral and economic conservatism.
The Rising American Electorate (youth, unmarried women, Latinos, African-Americans, people of color.)
Cultural, demographic and political trends in Texas.
Religious identities in the Rising American Electorate: how to engage young Latinos, African-Americans, and women through their faith communities.
Multicultural evangelicals in public life (i.e., Latino, Black, Asian-American Christians)
Explaining differences in policy attitudes and priorities of white and Latino Catholics.
Tension and cooperation between white evangelicals, Latino evangelicals, and Black Protestants.
Engaging unmarried women who are also blue-collar or low-wage workers.
The need to develop local opinion leaders, embedded in social networks of low-propensity voters.
Best practices in Integrated Voter Engagement.
Multi-racial leadership development for churches, movements, and nonprofits, multi-ethnic churches.
Religious movements for immigration reform, criminal justice reform, addressing domestic poverty, climate change and creation care.
The power of lay leaders as mobilizers and political opinion leaders (e.g, Sunday School teachers).
Racial disparities in punishment, concentrated disadvantage, mass incarceration
Regional criminal justice politics, efforts to scale down incarceration (e.g. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi)
Events that highlight racial injustice, the white/black perception gap on gun control and criminal justice issues (e.g., Jena 6 case)