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J. Christopher Soper, Ph.D. 
Blanche E. Seaver Chair in Social Science; Professor of Political Science; and Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Learning
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4792
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Religion and politics
  • Muslims in the West
  • California politics

Christopher Soper has coauthored several books including: Faith, Hope, and Jobs: Welfare-to-Work in Los Angeles; Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany; The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Five Western Democracies; and Evangelical Christianity in the United States and Britain: Religious Beliefs, Political Choices. Soper has also written several articles on religion and politics in Europe, public attitudes toward Muslims in Europe before and after September 11, and the Christian right in California.

Soper received his master's and doctoral degrees in political science from Yale University. Immediately following the completion of his students, Soper was named associate professor of political science at Pepperdine. Some of Soper's key affiliations include membership in the American Political Science Association, Western Political Association, British Politics Group, Religions Research Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

As the executive director for the Center for Faith and Learning, Soper is dedicated to helping the Center develop programs that would support faculty and students as they seek to engage in cutting edge, original scholarship and classroom teaching within a framework of Christian beliefs and values.

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