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Hi, I am Diane H. Winston!

Author of 4 books
Former Journalist turned Academic
Scholar of Religion
World Renown Scholar of Religion

“I do important and interesting work at the cutting edge of media, activism and religion.  I am a pioneering scholar and media innovator.” – Diane H. Winston

Some of my writing!

Culture War

Forgetting Falwell

The media goes mellow for the culture war’s fallen general, overlooking the casualties he left behind.   The media goes mellow for the culture war’s …

Evangelical Conspiracies

Epidemics, Inoculation and God’s Will

By Diane Winston Knight Chair in Media and Religion, USC A deadly virus, a controversial antigen, a hot news story–sounds like the breaking coverage of …


Millennials and the ‘Nones’: Why 40 Years of Religion in US Elections May Change in 2016

Forty years ago, Jimmy Carter’s born-again faith transformed the American political landscape. Whereas John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism had been a liability in the 1960 presidential …