Jonathan VanAntwerpen is founder and editor-in-chief of The Immanent Frame and director of the religion and the public sphere program at the Social Science Research Council, where he also directs the Council’s new digital culture initiative. Originally trained as a philosopher, he received his doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. VanAntwerpen is co-editor of a series of books on secularism, religion, and public life, including Habermas and Religion (Polity, 2013), Rethinking Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2011), The Post-Secular in Question (NYU Press, 2012), The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere (Columbia University Press, 2011), and Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press, 2010). He has also written on secularism and transitional justice, on American higher education, on the history of sociology, and on globalization, philanthropy, and the politics of reconciliation. He is co-editor (with Michael Burawoy) of Producing Public Sociology, executive producer (with Nathan Schneider) of Frequencies, and editorial director of Reverberations. He tweets at: @jonathandirk.
Posts by Jonathan VanAntwerpen:
The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University is co-sponsoring a conference later this week on “credulity.”Read the rest of Credulity: Enchantment and Modernity in the 19th-Century U.S..
Our proposal for the creation of a new program unit on “Secularisms and Secularities” within the American Academy of Religion (AAR) seeks to promote and enable more sustained interdisciplinary engagement among scholars of secularism and secularity and those researchers whose work has focused on variously conceived forms of “non-religion.”Read the rest of Secularism and secularity.
Forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press, a “pioneering account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America” by John Lardas Modern, contributing editor at The Immanent Frame and co-curator (with Kathryn Lofton) of the recently launched Frequencies.Read the rest of Secularism in Antebellum America.
Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Zizek on the future of Egyptian politics [video].Read the rest of Tariq Ramadan and Slavoj Žižek on the future of Egyptian politics.
Marc Lynch responds to protests across the Arab world.Read the rest of Will the Arab revolutions spread?.