Samuel Goldman

Samuel Goldman
Associate Professor of Political Science
Monroe 476
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Areas of Expertise

Political theory, religion and politics, political theology, and conservative political thought

Samuel Goldman is executive director of the John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom and director of the Politics & Values Program. His first book God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2018. His second book, After Nationalism, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press in early 2021. In addition to his academic research, Goldman is literary editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Quarterly and a contributing editor at The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Current Research

Prof. Goldman is completing a book about Christian Zionism in American political thought. 


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010



Professor Goldman has published in The American Conservative, The New Criterion, and Maximumrocknroll, as well as others.


The Shadow of God: Strauss, Jacobi, and the Theologico-Political Problem.

Office Hours

Professor Goldman is on leave for the 2020/21 academic year.

Classes Taught

PSC 1011

PSC 1012W

PSC 2106