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Announcing “An Evening with John Danforth” on October 10, 2015

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the local launch event for Sen. John C. Danforth’s forthcoming book, The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics. This special evening will … read more >

2015-16 Colloquium Presenters Announced

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics released the schedule of presenters for the 2015-16 gatherings. The ongoing colloquium aims to foster discussion of new scholarship in the broad domains of American religion, politics, and culture. It is a … read more >

Laurie Maffly-Kipp Elected President of Mormon History Association

The Mormon History Association (MHA) elected Professor Laurie Maffly-Kipp as its president on June 6, 2015, at the organization’s annual conference in Provo, UT. The meeting marked the group’s 50th anniversary. Laurie Maffly-Kipp is the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor with the John C. Danforth … read more >

Marie Griffith and Leigh Schmidt Appointed to Distinguished Lectureship Program

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has announced the appointment of two Center faculty members, R. Marie Griffith and Leigh Eric Schmidt, to its prestigious Distinguished Lectureship Program. The announcement was made on May 18, 2015, and indicates a group … read more >

Mark Valeri Installed as the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics

Mark Valeri was installed as the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics in a ceremony on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Washington University in St. Louis. The ceremony included remarks by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, Provost Holden Thorp, … read more >

Tiffany Stanley Announced as Finalist for National Magazine Award

Tiffany Stanley, managing editor of Religion & Politics, was honored today with a nomination for a National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Her article, “Jackie’s Goodbye,” for National Journal is a finalist in the Public Interest category, which “honors magazine … read more >

Center Faculty Affiliate Abram Van Engen Wins NEH Fellowship

Abram Van Engen, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The support will allow Van Engen to continue work on his second … read more >

Postdoctoral Fellow Ronit Stahl Earns Dissertation Prize

Ronit Stahl, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, has earned the Arthur Fondiler Dissertation Prize for the Best Dissertation in History in 2014 from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation, “God, War, and Politics: The … read more >

Laurie Maffly-Kipp Installed as Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor

Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp was installed as the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor in a ceremony on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Washington University in St. Louis. The ceremony included remarks by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, Provost Holden Thorp, and John C. … read more >

Leigh Schmidt will be keynote speaker for “Religion and the Natural Elements” conference at Northwestern

Leigh Eric Schmidt, Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor and Acting Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, will deliver a keynote address at the graduate student conference, “Religion and the Natural World,” presented by the Northwestern … read more >