Kristin Kobes
Du Mez, Ph.D.

Historian / Writer / Speaker

Professor of History, Calvin University

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and Religion & Politics, and has been interviewed on NPR, CTV, the CBC, and by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, the Christian Post, PBS News Hour, and the AP, among other outlets, and she blogs at Patheos’s Anxious Bench.

Her most recent book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, will be published in June 2020.

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Some Evangelicals deny the Coronavirus Threat. It’s because they Love Tough Guys.

The Washington Post. "Some Evangelicals deny the Coronavirus Threat. It’s because they Love Tough Guys." Perspective. April 2, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/02/conservative-evangelicals-coronavirus-tough-guys/ Excerpts: To be a man was to take risks, to eschew political correctness, to be, according to author and chaplain John McDougall,…