Elizabeth Shakman Hurd


Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is associate professor of politics at Northwestern University

International relations

Religion and politics

Law and religion

US and the 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 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 and Politics section at the American Political Science Association. For a q & a on her new book click here. For her most recent op-ed on religion and IR click here.


Department of Political Science           Northwestern University           eshurd@northwestern.edu