Kimberly Conger

Kimberly Horn Conger

Assoc Professor - Educator

Crosley Tower


A&S School of Public and International A - 0375

Professional Summary

Kimberly H. Conger is an Associate Professor, Educator, and received her PhD from Ohio State University.  At UC, she teaches American politics and public administration. Her research focuses on the way religious advocacy makes an impact on American political parties and interest groups in state and local politics.  Her current projects examine the influence of the Christian Right and Religious Left in lobbying and political advocacy, and investigate the role of religious activism in reducing political inequalities in the U.S.  Professor Conger is a past president of the Religion and Politics section of the American Political Science Association and has published research in many scholarly outlets such as Perspectives on Politics, and Political Research Quarterly


PhD: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2003 (Political Science)

BA: Wheaton College Wheaton, IL, 1996 (Political Science & Economics)


Peer Reviewed Publications

Paul A. Djupe, Jacob Neiheisel, and Kimberly H. Conger (2018. ) Religious Nones and the Christian Right in the American States. Political Research Quarterly, , 71 (4 ) ,910-922

Kimberly H. Conger and Paul A. Djupe (2016. ) Culture War Counter-mobilization: Gay Rights and Religious Right Groups in the States .Interest Groups and Advocacy, , 5 (3 ) ,278-300

Kimberly H. Conger (2014. ) Same Battle, Different War: Religious Movements in American State Politics .Politics & Religion, , 7: ,395-417

Paul A. Djupe and Kimberly H. Conger (2012. ) The Population Ecology of Grassroots Democracy: Christian Right Interest Populations and Citizen Participation in the States .Political Research Quarterly, , 65: ,927-940

Kimberly H. Conger (2010. ) Party Platforms and Party Coalitions: The Christian Right and State Level Republicans .Party Politics, , 16: ,651-668

Kimberly H. Conger (2010. ) A Matter of Context: Christian Right Influence in State Republican Politics .State Politics and Policy Quarterly, , 10: ,248-269

Kimberly H. Conger (2010. ) Evangelicals, Issues, and the 2008 Iowa Caucuses .Politics & Religion, , 3: ,130-149

Kimberly H. Conger and Bryan T. McGraw (2008. ) Religious Conservatives and the Requirements of Citizenship: Political Autonomy .Perspectives on Politics, , 6: ,253-266

Kathleen M. McGraw, Edward Hasecke, and Kimberly Conger (2003. ) Ambivalence, Uncertainty, and Processes of Candidate Evaluation .Political Psychology, , 24: ,421-448

Kimberly H. Conger, Rosalyn Cooperman, Gregory Shufeldt, Geoffrey Layman, Kerem Ozan Kalkan, John C. Green, and Richard Herrera. (2019. ) Group Commitment Among Republican Factions: A Perspective from the National Convention Delegates .American Politics Research, , 47 (6 ) ,1378-1408

Rosalyn Cooperman, Gregory Shufeldt, and Kimberly H. Conger (2021. ) The Life of the Parties: Party Activists and the 2016 Election .Party Politics, ,

Kimberly H. Conger (2021. ) Mobilizing the Religious Left: Linking the Movement to Individual Political Activity. More Information

Other Publications

Kimberly H. Conger (2018. ) The Role of Money and Special Interests in Politics .Reforming Political Discourse, The Colossians Forum

Kimberly H. Conger (2017. ) Protecting Minority Voting Rights .Public Justice Review, The Center for Public Justice

Kimberly H. Conger (2003. ) Evangelicals: Outside the Beltway .Religion in the 2004 Election: A Special Supplement to Religion in the News, 6 (3 ) ,7,17

Kimberly H. Conger and John C. Green (2002. ) Spreading Out and Digging In: Christian Conservatives and State Republican Parties .Campaigns and Elections, 23 (1 ) ,58-60, 64-65

Published Books

Kimberly H. Conger (2009. ) The Christian Right in Republican State Politics .New York, NY , Palgrave MacMillan (Author)

Book Chapter

Kimberly H. Conger (2018 ) The Christian Right in the United States Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics .Oxford University Press

Kimberly H. Conger (2018 ) Rethinking the State-Level Strategy: The Christian Right in the States The Evangelical Crack-up? .(pp. 94-108).Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press

Paul A. Djupe, Kimberly H. Conger, and Abigail Zofchak (2017 ) Ohio: Christian Right in Kasich Country? God at the Grassroots 2016 .(pp. 33-48).Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield

Kimberly H. Conger (2014 ) Religious Actors in State Political Institutions Mediating Religion: Political Institutions and the Policy Process .(pp. 187-208).New York, NY, Palgrave MacMillan

Kimberly H. Conger (2011 ) Religious Interest Groups in the American Political Process Religion and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives .(pp. 192-201).White Plains, NY, Pearson Longman

Kimberly H. Conger (2009 ) Moral Values Issues and Political Parties: Cycles of Conflict and Accommodation The Christian Conservative Movement and American Democracy: Evangelicals, The Religious Right, and American Politics .(pp. 280-304).New York, NY, Russell Sage Foundation

Kimberly H. Conger and Donald P. Racheter (2006 ) Iowa: In the Heart of Bush Country The Values Campaign? The Christian Right in the 2004 Election .(pp. 128-142).Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press

John C. Green, Kimberly H. Conger, and James L. Guth (2006 ) Agents of Value: Christian Right Activists in 2004 The Values Campaign? The Christian Right in the 2004 Election .(pp. 22-55).

Kimberly H. Conger and J. Tobin Grant (2021 ) Prayer as a Political Resource: Religious-Political Hybrid Organizations Exploring the Public Effects of Religious Communication on Politics .Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press

Courses Taught

-POL-1010 INTRO AM POLITICS Level:Undergraduate

Power & Politics Level:Undergraduate

Democratic Citizenship Level:Undergraduate

-POL-3015 RELIG & POL Level:Undergraduate