Managing editor
Candace E. West

Editorial associate
Wei Zhu

Editorial assistant
Ella Wagner


The Immanent Frame (TIF) publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on secularism, religion, and the public sphere. Featuring invited contributions and original essays, TIF serves as a forum for ongoing exchanges among leading thinkers from the social sciences and humanities. Contributors have included Gil Anidjar, Abdullahi An-Na`im, Arjun Appadurai, Talal Asad, Akeel Bilgrami, Robert Bellah, Wendy Brown, Craig Calhoun, José Casanova, Dipesh Chakrabarty, William E. Connolly, Veena Das, Hent de Vries, John Esposito, Tracy Fessenden, Nilüfer Göle, Charles HirschkindDavid Hollinger, Hans Joas, Mark Juergensmeyer, Saba Mahmood, Tomoko Masuzawa, Leigh Eric Schmidt, Joan Wallach Scott, Jonathan Z. SmithWinnifred Fallers Sullivan, Charles Taylor, Mark C. Taylor, Michael Warner, and many others.

Founded in October 2007 in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere, The Immanent Frame was named an official honoree of the 12th annual Webby Awards and a “favorite new religion site, egghead division” by The Revealer. CNN has called The Immanent Frame “exceptionally eye opening.” In September of 2011, The Immanent Frame partnered with Killing the Buddha to launch Frequencies, later named an official honoree of the 16th annual Webby Awards. In March of 2013, members of TIF’s editorial team launched Reverberations, recently selected as a nominee for the 18th annual Webby Awards.

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Contributions to The Immanent Frame are generally by invitation. We are open to inquiries and suggestions, especially regarding our ongoing discussions and exchanges, but due to limited editorial capacity we cannot respond to all inquiries. We encourage readers to join discussions by commenting on individual posts (all comments are reviewed prior to posting). Questions regarding editorial policy and terms of use should be directed to the editors.

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