Stephen Baskerville


Stephen Baskerville is Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Independent Institute. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Howard University and Palacky University in the Czech Republic, plus visiting appointments at Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on religion, family policy, and sexuality. His books include The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).

Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly. He has appeared on national and international radio and television programs.

He serves on advisory boards to the Ruth Institute, the Men’s Health Network, Gendercide Watch, and other organizations, and has served as managing editor for the International Journal for Religious Freedom. His recent publications and media appearances are available at