Workshop "Religious Pluralism"

Chaired by
José Casanova (Professor of Sociology of Religion, Georgetown University, USA) and
Marian Burchardt (Researcher, Sociology, University of Bayreuth, Germany)

  • Lalaie Ameeriar (Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University, USA)
    “Domesticating Muslim Women: The Secular State Constructing “Modern” Subjects in Toronto”
  • Daniel Augenstein (Law, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom) “Religious Pluralism and National Diversities: Dilemmas of European Human Rights Jurisprudence”
  • Vincent F. Biondo (Islamic Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
    “Islam in Europe, Religious Freedom, and the Fear of Globalization”
  • Marta Bolognani (Sociology, University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
    “Prioritizing Freedoms: British Multiculturalism, British Pakistanis and Inclination towards Religious over Cultural Freedom”
  • Laura Beth Bugg (Religion, University of Sydney, Australia)
    “Religious Freedom and the Right to the City: Local Government Planning and the Rejection of Islamic Schools in Sydney, Australia”
  • Mahiye Seçil Dagtas (Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada)
    “Reconsidering the Secular Subject in Relation to the Military, Wifehood and Islamic Revivalism in Turkey”
  • Liyong Dai (Religious Studies, Jiang Han University, China)
    “A Confucclesia-Forest-JiangHu-Sect Typology and its Pluralist Implication”
  • Esra Demir (Public Law, University of Marmara, Turkey)
    “Secularism and the Distinction between Freedom of Religion and the Right to Manifest Religion”
  • Chris Durante (Religious Studies/Ethics, McGill University, Canada)
    “Québec’s Intercultural Response to Religio-Cultural Pluralism: What’s at Stake for Religious Freedom?”
  • Howard Kislowicz (Law, University of Toronto, Canada)
    “Freedom of Religion and Canada’s Commitments to Multiculturalism”
  • Damon Mayrl (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
    “The Institutional Politics of Religious Freedom: Religion and Education in the United States and Australia in Historical Perspective”
  • Ines Michalowski (Social Science, WZB, Germany) “Explaining the Accommodation of Religious Diversity in the Military: The US and Germany compared”
  • Rick Moore (Sociology, University of Chicago, USA)
    “Genres of Religious Freedom: Cultural Pluralism in Practice at the United States Department of State”
  • Shola Omotola (Political Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
    “Secularism and the Politics of Religious Balancing in Nigeria”
  • Fareen Parvez (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
    “Muslim Class Relations and the Freedom to Veil: Secularism and the “Burqa” in France and India”
  • Bogdan Mihai Radu (Political Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
    “Rendering unto Caesar and Rendering unto God” in Religious Pluralism. Tensions over Religious Property Restitution in Post-Communist Romania”
  • Abraham Rubin (Comparative Literature, City University of New York, USA)
    “The Social Imaginary of Christian Conservatism”
  • Richard Schaefer (Modern European History, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA)
    “A New Time for Religion?”
  • Leilah Vevaina (Anthropology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA)
    “Judging Community: Religious Minorities & Law in India”
  • Emrah Yildiz (Anthropology/ Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, USA)
    “Islam Observed, Islamicate Misrecognized: Queer Iranian Crossings Across the Secular-Liberalism/Islam Divide”