Gabriel Paxton is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Religion in Philosophy, Politics, and Society area of specialization. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Winthrop University with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his M.A. with distinction from Central European University in Nationalism Studies. His research interests include religious nationalism, American evangelicalism, and the study of religion in American progressive and left-wing political movements. Currently, his research looks at how denominationalism impacted the development of left-liberal Christian organizations in Canada and the United States during the early 20th century. Gabriel currently holds an adjunct position in the Political Science and Philosophy & Religion departments at Winthrop University, where he teaches courses on American government and religion in the public sphere. Aside from his studies, Gabriel has also worked on numerous political campaigns in both the United States and Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and travelling.