International Religious Freedom and the Politics of Religious Difference
- 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014
- 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014
- Contact Name:
- Arlene Brennan
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University with a courtesy appointment in Religious Studies. She is interested in religion, power, and politics, and particularly the ways in which the study of contemporary religion offers insights into current dilemmas involving difference, governance, power, law, and pluralism. Hurd is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations, co-editor of Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, and co-organizer of the Luce-funded collaborative research project, “The Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms and Local Practices.” At Northwestern Hurd co-directs (with Robert Orsi) an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Religion & Global Politics and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on America and the world, politics of religious freedom, toleration, and rights, the Middle East in global politics, and religion and law. Hurd consults on academic, media, and foundation projects involving religion and world affairs, and has written for The Boston Review, Public Culture, The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera English, Globe and Mail, and The Huffington Post.