Menu

Leslie Dorrough Smith

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Avila University

I am a professor of religious studies and women's and gender studies. My research focuses broadly on how evangelicalism and Christian conservatism impact American cultural attitudes on sex, gender, and race. I am the author of two books (both with Oxford University Press) on these topics: Compromising Positions: Political Sex Scandals and American Christianity (2020) and Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech, and the Politics of Concerned Women for America (2014).

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Avila University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Religious Studies and Women's Studies