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Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Professor of History, Calvin University

Kristin Du Mez's research areas include gender, religion, and politics in American history. She is currently working on two projects: Journey of Faith: Hillary Clinton and the Polarization of American Christianity, and Onward Christian Warriors: Evangelical Masculinity and the Rise of Donald Trump.

Her recent book, A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism, was published by Oxford University Press in May, 2015. The book traces the remarkable life and innovative theology of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), an intrepid social reformer, feminist theologian, and anti-trafficking activist.

She blogs at Patheos' Anxious Bench and has written for The Washington Post and Religion & Politics, and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, Vox, CNN, The Economist, The Washington Post, and the AP.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History, Calvin College