Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

 
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science and holds a courtesy appointment in Religious Studies at Northwestern University. 

Hurd teaches and writes on religion, law, and global politics. While her recent work focuses on the politics of international religious freedom, her interests range broadly from US foreign relations, to the history and limits of the category of “religion” as a modern construct, to the legal governance of religious diversity within and between modern states. Hurd is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations (Princeton, 2008) and Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion (Princeton, 2015). She is co-editor of Politics of Religious Freedom (Chicago, 2015), a Symposium on “Re-Thinking Religious Freedom” in the Journal of Law and Religion (2014), and Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age (Palgrave, 2013). Hurd’s paper “The ‘Religious Offensive:’ The Politics of Religious Engagement” was co-awarded the 2014 Weber award for the best paper in religion and politics presented at the 2013 APSA meeting.

An organizer of the “Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms and Local Practice” project, Hurd consults on academic, media, and foundation projects involving religion and international affairs, and co-edited a series on the politics of religious freedom on The Immanent Frame. Her opinion pieces have appeared in Boston Review, Public Culture, The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, Religion Dispatches and Al Jazeera America. In 2014-15 she is organizing a speaker series on “Religion, Law, and Politics” at Northwestern. 

Details about current research and a current cv are available on the research page. Information on courses taught and syllabi are available on the teaching page. Or visit her academia.edu page.

At Northwestern Hurd directs a graduate certificate program in Religion and Global Politics and is a core faculty member of the Program in Middle East and North African Studies. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on religion and modernity, America and the world, the politics of religious diversity, the Middle East in international politics, and law and religion in cross-cultural and cross-national perspective. Currently Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at Northwestern and Chair of the Religion and Politics Section of the APSA, Hurd received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins, her M.A. in International Relations from Yale, and her B.A. in Government from Wesleyan. http://www.polisci.northwestern.eduhttp://www.polisci.northwestern.eduhttp://www.religion.northwestern.edu/index.htmlhttp://www.religion.northwestern.edu/index.htmlhttp://www.amazon.com/Politics-Secularism-International-Relations-Princeton/dp/0691134669/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208106361&sr=8-2http://www.amazon.com/Politics-Secularism-International-Relations-Princeton/dp/0691134669/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208106361&sr=8-2http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Religious-Freedom-Politics-Religion/dp/0691166099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429061815&sr=8-1&keywords=beyond+religious+freedomhttp://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Religious-Freedom-Politics-Religion/dp/0691166099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429061815&sr=8-1&keywords=beyond+religious+freedomhttp://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo19986340.htmlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=JLRhttp://www.amazon.com/Comparative-Secularisms-Global-Linell-Cady/dp/1137353589/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1334192843http://www.amazon.com/Comparative-Secularisms-Global-Linell-Cady/dp/1137353589/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1334192843http://www.politicsofreligiousfreedom.com/http://www.politicsofreligiousfreedom.com/http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/category/exchanges/world-affairs/the-politics-of-religious-freedom/http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/category/exchanges/world-affairs/the-politics-of-religious-freedom/http://www.edgs.northwestern.edu/edgs-speaker-series-in-religion-law-and-politics/http://www.edgs.northwestern.edu/edgs-speaker-series-in-religion-law-and-politics/home_files/hurdcv2015.pdfhttp://northwestern.academia.edu/ElizabethShakmanHurdhttp://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/programs/clusters-and-certificates/religion-and-global-politics/http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/programs/clusters-and-certificates/religion-and-global-politics/http://www.mena.northwestern.eduhttp://www.mena.northwestern.eduhttp://www.polisci.northwestern.edu/graduate/index.htmlhttp://www.apsa-section-religion-and-politics.org/home.htmlhttp://www.apsa-section-religion-and-politics.org/home.htmlhttp://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/academics/programs/clusters-and-certificates/religion-and-global-politics/shapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8shapeimage_4_link_9shapeimage_4_link_10shapeimage_4_link_11shapeimage_4_link_12shapeimage_4_link_13shapeimage_4_link_14shapeimage_4_link_15shapeimage_4_link_16shapeimage_4_link_17shapeimage_4_link_18shapeimage_4_link_19shapeimage_4_link_20shapeimage_4_link_21shapeimage_4_link_22shapeimage_4_link_23shapeimage_4_link_24shapeimage_4_link_25shapeimage_4_link_26

Associate Professor  Political Science  Northwestern University

eshurd@northwestern.edu

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