Jason Blakely is Associate Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University. His most recent book, We Built Reality: How Social Science Infiltrated Culture, Politics, and Power (Oxford, 2020), received accolades from luminaries like Charles Taylor, David Bentley Hart, and Bishop Robert Barron. He also writes regularly on politics and culture in popular venues like Commonweal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, America Magazine, and The Atlantic. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and B.A. from Vassar College. He is a Senior Fellow at the Nova Forum for Catholic Thought at the University of Southern California.