Hefner Authors New Journal Articles

In June, 2023, Robert HefnerProfessor of Anthropology and of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Director of the School’s Center for the Study of Asia, authored two new academic articles.

Hefner first published a chapter in the Cambridge Handbook of the Anthropology of Ethics and Morality, entitled “Capitalism and Ethical Plurality.” His second publication, entitled “The Politics of Indonesia’s New Criminal Code,” was a Special Topic Forum in the Australian Journal of Law and Religion.

Robert Hefner has directed 19 research projects and organized 18 international conferences, and authored or edited nineteen books. He is the former president of the Association for Asian Studies. At CURA, he directed the program on Islam and civil society since 1991; coordinated interdisciplinary research and public policy programs on religion, pluralism, and world affairs; and is currently involved in two research projects: “The New Western Plurality and Civic Coexistence: Muslims, Catholics, and Secularists in North America and Western Europe”; and “Sharia Transitions: Islamic Law and Ethical Plurality in the Contemporary World.” Read more about Professor Hefner on his faculty profile