Dennis Hoover

The Brandywine Review of Faith and International Relations
USA Promotion of International Religious Freedom

Dennis Hoover is executive director of the Council on Faith & International Affairs (CFIA), and is editor of the Council's journal, The Review of Faith & International Affairs. He came to the Council in January 2003 from the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he was a resident fellow and associate editor of the Center's journalism review magazine, Religion in the News.

He earned his doctorate in politics in 1997 at the University of Oxford, where he wrote his thesis, "Conservative Protestant Politics in the United States and Canada: The Mobilization of Evangelical Social Movements Across the Continental Divide." He earned his M.Phil. in Politics in 1992 at Oxford as well, studying the political institutions of advanced industrial societies, American politics, contemporary political theory, and modern theories of law and state. He has taught political science courses at several institutions, including Trinity College in Hartford, CT and Berry College in Mount Berry, GA. His recent academic publications include Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), and "Christian Conservatives Go to Court: Religion and Legal Mobilization in the United States and Canada," International Political Science Review. He has also written for diverse popular journals, including Books & Culture and The Nation. He serves on the editorial board for the forthcoming book series, Religion in American Public Life, from Greenwood Press.