Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project
Luis E. Lugo became the director of the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project in January 2004. Prior to joining the Pew project, he served as the director of the Religion program at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, a position he held for seven years. Before joining the Trusts, he was a professor of political science for more than 12 years, teaching courses in international relations, Latin American politics, and religion and public policy. After studying at the University of Memphis (B.A.) and Villanova University (M.A.), he took his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Chicago. Among his published works are several edited volumes, including Religion, Public Life and the American Polity and Sovereignty at the Crossroads? Morality and International Politics in the Post-Cold War Era. A native of Cuba, he is listed in Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans. He is married and has three children.