Menchik Promoted to Associate Professor

May 20, 2020

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University would like to congratulate Jeremy Menchik on his tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of International Relations. Professor Menchik’s promotion was approved by the President and Provost of Boston University.

When asked to comment on his promotion, Professor Menchik said the following:

Receiving tenure is a great relief and a wonderful achievement. But tenure is not an individual achievement; it’s a collective achievement. Tenure is possible because of university leaders who nurture junior scholars and provide policies like junior faculty leave that allow them to prioritize research. It is also a result of policies like parental leave, which allowed me to be a fully-engaged father to two sons, taking a step back from research during those periods. And it’s a product of the exceptional community of scholars at BU and in the Pardee School who support and nurture each other.

I am grateful to be a part of the BU community, and look forward to working in Back Bay for many years to come.

“I congratulate Jeremy Menchik for this well-deserved recognition of his scholarship and contribution to the Pardee School” said Adil Najam, Dean of the Pardee School. “Jeremy has emerged as a sensitive and thoughtful scholar of religion and world affairs, especially in but also well beyond Indonesia, and it has been a delight to see him assuming a leadership role and recognition in his field. I wish him a career full of accolades and a life of achievement and purpose.”

Jeremy Menchik is Associate Professor in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. His book, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 2016) explains the meaning of tolerance to the world’s largest Islamic organizations and was the winner of the 2017 International Studies Association award for the best book on religion and international relations. Read more about him here.

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