Leo Ribuffo was recently interviewed for CNN radio on the history of Presidential inaugurals. Professor Ribuffo has been a member of this society since the beginning (so, two years, but the entire two years!). His work is well known to those of us who research American conservatism, religion and American foreign policy, and faith-based politics.
Professor Ribuffo received a B.A. in history from Rutgers and a Ph.D. from Yale in American Studies. He taught at Yale and Bucknell before coming to George Washington University in 1973. Ribuffo specializes in 20th century US history and American intellectual history. He is the author of The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War (1983) and Right Center Left: Essays in American History (1992). His forthcoming book, The Limits of Moderation: Jimmy Carter and the Ironies of American Liberalism, (Yale University Press, 2008).
From December 2006 to January 2007, Ribuffo served as a Visiting Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. In summer 2006, he was a fellow at Sophia University in Tokyo with the Organization of American Historians and the Japan American Studies Association.