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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Postdoctoral Fellows

We offer competitive fellowships to recent Ph.D.s seeking to join our community for up to two years. Fellows teach one undergraduate course per year and participate fully in the life of the center, while also pursuing their own research and scholarship.

  • Christina Davidson

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    I am an interdisciplinary historian with specializations in Latin American and Caribbean history, African American Studies, and religious history.

    Biography
  • Candace Lukasik

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    I am a sociocultural anthropologist of religion and migration, specializing in Middle Eastern Christianity, U.S. geopolitics, and Muslim-Christian relations.

    Biography
  • Andrew Walker-Cornetta

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    My research takes the history of cognitive disability in the United States as a generative archive for students of religion, one that is dense with questions about sociality and the meanings of human vulnerability.

    Biography
  • Alexia Williams

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    My research examines race, religion, and aesthetic production in the hemispheric Americas, with an emphasis on Black identity formation and Roman Catholicism.

    Biography