Jon Shields, Ph.D.

Professor of Government




Jon A. Shields is a professor of American politics and chair of the government department at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author or co-author of three books on the American right: Trump’s Democrats (Brookings, 2020), Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University (Oxford University Press, 2016), and The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right (Princeton University Press, 2009).  His writings have also appeared in a wide range of popular outlets, including the Atlantic, Bulwark, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times.


B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Research and Publications