Facilitating research on critical issues in American democracy and encouraging Notre Dame student engagement in civic and political life.

Meet Our Scholars

Rooney Center faculty have expertise in a wide range of American Politics subject areas including; the politics of democratic inclusion, the politics of democratic participation, institutions leadership and public service, and religion and American democracy. Learn more about what we study.

Watch the Video: Rooney Center Panel "Secular Left vs. Religious Right" in Washington D.C.

The Rooney Center hosted a panel discussion on the secularization of American Society and consequences for politics. Rooney Center faculty David Campbell and Geoffrey Layman were featured. Watch the recording.

Browse Our Faculty Bookshelf

Learn more about our faculty's research and browse their work.

Faculty Bookshelf

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  • Secular Surge

    Secular Surge

    David E. Campbell, Geoffrey C. Layman and John C. Green

    Cambridge University Press, 2021