Our Community

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics draws on the vast experience and resources of many people to fulfill its mission: to deepen academic and public understanding of religion and politics in the United States.

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Courtesy Appointments

Courtesy appointments are offered to a select number of Washington University faculty in other program units who wish to participate regularly in the Center’s colloquium and other offerings.

  • Cassie Adcock

    Associate Professor, Department of History; Associate Professor of Religion and Politics (by courtesy)

  • Abram Van Engen

    Associate Professor, Department of English; Associate Professor of Religion and Politics (by courtesy)

    My scholarship focuses on religion and literature, especially on seventeenth-century Puritans and the way they have been remembered and remade in American culture.