Richard Wood

Richard Wood is an expert in religion and democracy, Catholicism in the Americas and faith-based community organizing. President, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC Cell: (213) 821-1505


  • Catholic Church
  • Pope Francis
  • Religion and politics
  • Faith-based politics
  • Global Catholicism
  • Religion and science
  • Political sociology
  • Sociology of religion
  • Threats to democracy
  • Authoritarianism
  • Community organizing
  • Religion and higher education
  • Religion and propaganda


  • Spanish
  • English

Additional Information

  • Author, Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2015)

  • Author, Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America (University of Chicago Press, 2002)