Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.

Stephen BaskervilleProfessor of Government


Phone: 540-441-8232

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Government, London School of Economics & Political Science
B.A. in International Studies & Political Science, American University School of International Service

Time at PHC: 2007 to present

Dr. Baskerville teaches Comparative Politics and directs the program in International Politics and Policy. Before PHC, he taught government and international affairs at Howard University in Washington and Palacky University in the Czech Republic.  He has twice served as a Fulbright Scholar, at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and at the Russian-American Studies Center at the Russian National University for the Humanities in Moscow. Among his research fellowships is the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute.

His research interests include political ideologies and radical religious movements, international social and family policy, and international religious freedom. Among his publications is The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).  His first book, Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge 1993) will be re-issued in an expanded edition in 2018 by Wipf & Stock). He has served as Managing Editor of the International Journal for Religious Freedom, where he was assisted by PHC students.  At PHC he is the faculty sponsor of the National Model United Nations, and leads an annual excursion of students to UN headquarters.