Category: Professor News

New Article from Visiting Scholar Michael Jindra

Congratulations to CURA Visiting Scholar Michael Jindra on the publication of an article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is a leading international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to advancing research on nonprofits, philanthropy, voluntarism and civil society, broadly defined. Published six times a year, NVSQ receives about 660 submissions annually and has […]

Update on “Indonesian Pluralities”

Dr. Bob Hefner continued his travel to Indonesia in Jan. & March, shooting & editing of the 3 of 6 films in the Henry Luce Foundation funded series, “Indonesian Pluralities.” It shows the diversity of social and religious life in Indonesia, and the challenge this poses for citizenship and peace in this largest Muslim society in […]

Decolonization @ 60

The Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies  invites you to Decolonization at 60: A Workshop at Boston University 121 Bay State Rd, Boston MA 02215 Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 9:15am – 6:15 PM Organizer: Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor, BU Pardee School Co-sponsors: BU’s Center for the Study of Asia, African Studies, Latin American Studies, and […]

Human Rights Activism and Scholarship

By Tim Longman, Director Human rights groups not only conduct advocacy but also extensive research and are major producers of information on issues such as political conditions, rule of law, and the impact of violence on civilians. Scholars rely heavily on reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, particularly in conflict settings and authoritarian […]

Finding Religion Workshop

This past Friday and Saturday CURA hosted a group of social science scholars from across the country for a two day workshop entitled Finding Religion: Reconsidering Concepts and Methods for Studying Religion. In this workshop, participants considered the best practices that social scientists are currently using to “find religion,” and the ways in which scholars are […]

Colloquium participant publishes article

Amy S. Patterson, professor of politics at Sewanee University, who participated in last year’s CURA Colloquium, recently published the article she was working on during her session. Check out “When to Speak? Church Advocacy on Galamsey and Mental Health in Ghana”.