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Carin Robinson

Carin Robinson

Associate Professor of Political Science

Tel: 301-696-3719
Office: Rosenstock Hall
Office hours: By appointment


  • Ph.D., Georgetown University
  • M.A. The George Washington University
  • B.A. Bethel University


Carin Robinson, Ph.D. received her doctorate in government from Georgetown University in 2008. She taught at Georgetown and the University of Mary Washington before joining the political science department at Hood College in fall 2009. Her research focuses on American politics, specifically the intersection of religion and political behavior in the United States. She is the co-author of Onward Christian Soldiers: The Religious Right in American Politics (2011) and has contributed to numerous edited volumes on the Christian Right in U.S. elections. She serves as the adviser to the Hood College Democrats and the Hood College Republicans clubs.

Courses taught

  • PSCI 203 Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • PSCI 205 Methods of Political Inquiry
  • PSCI 220 Maryland Student Legislature
  • PSCI 324 U.S. Campaigns and Elections



  • "Onward Christian Soldiers? The Christian Right in American Politics. 2011." Fourth Edition. (Clyde Wilcox and Carin Robinson). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • “Cross-cutting Messages and Political Tolerance: An Experiment Using Evangelical Protestants.” 2010. Political Behavior 32 (4):495-515.
  • “From Every Tribe and Nation? Blacks and the Christian Right.” 2006. Social Science Quarterly 87 (3):591-601.

Book chapters

  • “The Pocket Book or the Pew?: Religion, Politics, and the Middle Class.” Forthcoming. In The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed. Robert Rycroft. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood.
  • “The Faith of George W. Bush: The Personal, Practical and Political.” 2012. (with Clyde Wilcox). In Religion and the American Presidency, eds. Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • “A Vine with Many Branches: Religion and Public Opinion Research.” 2011. (Aimee E. Barbeau, Carin Robinson and Clyde Wilox). In Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and Media, eds. Robert Y. Shapiro and Lawrence R. Jacobs.