Author Archives: debra kennard

Congratulations to the WashU Class of 2020 graduates with a minor in religion and politics!

All of us in the Center on Religion and Politics want to congratulate our special 2020 class of graduating minors and our student with a special major in Religion and Political Power*: Neil Agarwal Anika Boyd Morgan Dunstan Lindsay Gassman … read more >

Valeri to Give Virtual Talk on “Protestant Images of Other Religions in the 18c.” on April 30

Professor Mark Valeri will offer a virtual talk for The Library Company of Philadelphia on Protestant Images of Other Religions in the Eighteenth Century. Free registration and more information for the event on Thursday, April 30 (7p EST/6p CST) can … read more >

Virtual Book Talk on Van Engen’s New Book “City on a Hill”

Professor Abram Van Engen will offer a virtual talk for the Massachusetts Historical Society on his new book City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism. Free registration and more information for the event on Friday, May 1 (2p … read more >

Lerone Martin Awarded Teagle Foundation Grant

Lerone Martin Awarded Teagle Foundation Grant ‘Citizenship and Freedom: From Plato to Maya’ Program is Awarded $250,000 Lerone A. Martin, Associate Professor at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis has been … read more >

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics Awards Four Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2020-2021

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce it has awarded four postdoctoral fellowships to exceptional early career scholars. The fellowships will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year and … read more >

COVID-19 Information for Event/Campus Guests

The university is closely tracking the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). At present there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the WashU campus. Visitors to Campus or University events: Whether or not you are exhibiting symptoms, visitors who have been … read more >

Sen. Jack Danforth Among 70 Former Republican and Democrat U.S. Senators Behind Open Letter to the U.S. Senate

70 Former Republican and Democrat U.S. Senators Call on the Senate to Create a Bipartisan Caucus to Protect and Restore Senate’s Constitutional and Legislative Powers, and Prevent Further Eroding of the Institution In Open Letter, Bipartisan Group Warns Breakdown of … read more >

Center now accepting applications for 2020-2022 postdoctoral fellows

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for … read more >

Condolences to the family of Mrs. Isabel Boniuk

All of us at the Center extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Hyla Isabel Boniuk, the co-benefactor (with her late husband Dr. Isaac Boniuk) of the Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics, which is under the … read more >

Dr. Tazeen Ali to join faculty of John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to welcome Tazeen M. Ali, who will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics. Ali recently earned her doctorate in … read more >