Elizabeth Shakman Hurd


Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is associate professor of politics at Northwestern University

International relations

Politics and religion

Law and religion

US/Middle East

Professor Hurd teaches on the intersections of religion, law, and global politics at Northwestern University. She has a courtesy appointment in the religious studies department. Hurd directs the Buffett Faculty Research Group on Global Politics and Religion, is co-founder of the Middle East and North African Studies Program and directs the graduate certificate in religion and politics. She chairs the Religion & Politics section at the American Political Science Association. For a q & a on her new book see here. On why she wrote the book see here. For a press release see here.


Department of Political Science           Northwestern University           eshurd@northwestern.edu