Global Politics and Religion Research Group

The Global Politics and Religion Research Group brings together innovative thinkers in search of new understandings of and creative responses to the challenges of socially and religiously diverse worlds.

The Group also seeks to improve public understanding of such questions by opening pathways beyond the tired alternation between naïve celebration of religion as the source of morality, community, and freedom, and denigration of religion as the root of global instability.

Through interdisciplinary reading seminars, invited speakers, and working groups, the Group brings together faculty, graduate students, and visitors from Political Science, Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Law, and Anthropology to create a vibrant research community.

Please visit the new Teaching Law & Religion Case Study Archive, a new digital repository providing legal documents, analyses, and teaching resources for teaching religion and law curated by Beth Hurd and Winni Sullivan

For interested parties, see also our affiliated Certificate Program.

2019 Reporting Islam

This international symposium brings scholars of Islam, international and public affairs, education, race, and law together with practicing journalists and attorneys for a sustained reflection on the conventions that pervade contemporary public discourse on religion, with focused attention to coverage of Islam and Muslims in the United States and abroad. Learn more.

Talking ‘Religion’ Project

“Talking ‘Religion’: Publics, Politics and the Media” provides scholars of religion and politics with new avenues for publicizing their work, and journalists with new ways of understanding and conceptualizing religion in their reporting. Learn more.