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José Casanova

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

    Full Biography

    José Casanova, a world-renowned sociologist of religion, is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and emeritus professor of sociology and theology and religious studies at Georgetown University. From 1987 to 2007 he served as professor of sociology at the New School for Social Research, New York. His book, Public Religions in the Modern World (University of Chicago Press, 1994), has become a modern classic and has been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Arabic, and Turkish. He is also the author of Genealogías de la secularización (Barcelona: Anthropos, 2012), Beyond Secularization (in Ukrainian; Kyiv: Dukh I Litera, 2017), and Global Religious and Secular Dynamics (Brill, 2019); recently, he co-edited The Jesuits and Globalization (Georgetown University Press, 2016) and Islam, Gender and Democracy in Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2017).