Cura Colloquium: Right-wing Populist Religious Rhetoric in Central Europe

With Emma Rosenberg, PhD Student, Political Science, University of Notre Dame The paper (draft chapter of my dissertation) explores why, in the context of declining religiosity in Central Europe, right-wing populist parties use religious rhetoric. Further, it explores what role religious history plays in explaining variation in and distribution of this religious rhetoric. More specifically, I ask whether historic instances of the conflation of religious and national identities lead to more pro-Christian political rhetoric, and whether instances of historical political marginalization of religious minorities lead to more contemporary anti-Muslim or anti-Jewish rhetoric. *Reading the working paper in advance is required for attendance.* Email for your copy. Co-sponsored with the School of Theology
12:00 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019
1:30 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019
152 Bay State Road 2nd Fl Conference Room