James L. Guth (B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D. Harvard University) is William R. Kenan, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University, where he has taught since 1973.
His work on religion and politics has appeared in several co-authored books and many book chapters, as well as in the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Party Politics, European Union Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of Faith and International Affairs, Religion, State and Society and other scholarly journals.
He is the recipient of several awards for teaching and in 2008 received the American Political Science Association’s Paul J. Weber Award for the Best Paper presented at the association’s 2007 annual meeting. His current research focuses on religious influences on populism in the United States and Europe.