Dr. Rebecca A. Glazier is an associate professor of public affairs whose research centers on religion and politics, framing and foreign policy, and pedagogy.
Glazier’s work on religion and politics has included a focus on providential beliefs, religious peace-making, and the impact of religious organizations on congregants’ political and community attitudes and behaviors. Her articles on providential religious beliefs have influenced the work of other scholars of political science. She has worked closely with organizations from around the world to collect survey data from over 160 peacemakers.
She recently submitted a grant through Notre Dame’s Global Religious Research Initiative to support the project’s next phase involving fieldwork in Sri Lanka, Israel, and Palestine.
Her research in the local community includes work as the principal investigator of the Little Rock Congregations Study. In 2012, she worked with UA Little Rock students to administer surveys in five different congregations before the election and partnered with the Clinton School of Public Service to replicate the study in 2016. More than 60 students collected data from 17 different congregations that included over 1,500 respondents.
Glazier has written 12 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters in edited volumes, and received numerous grants from internal and external sources leading to numerous citations. She has won best paper awards at several conferences including the Arkansas Political Science Association Annual Conference, the American Political Science Association Annual Conference, and the Midwest International Studies Association Annual Conference.
Glazier received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University Channel Islands.