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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs


The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs (RJIA) is an initiative designed to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The program offers two interrelated awards: programming grants for universities and fellowships for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who study religion in international contexts. This program is made possible by the generous support of The Henry Luce Foundation.

Luce/ACLS Fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners. The ultimate goal of the research will be a significant piece of scholarly work by the applicant and concrete steps to engage journalistic and media audiences. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation.

Anthea D. Butler
Anthea D. Butler|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania - Blessed and Highly Favored: Prosperity Gospel as a Nigerian Political and Social Network

Levi McLaughlin
Levi McLaughlin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University - Religious Influences on Japanese Politics and Policymaking

Joyce Dalsheim
Joyce Dalsheim|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Global Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Does Israel Have a Jewish Problem? On the Struggles to Be Jewish in the Modern Nation State
For residence at the Northwestern University during academic year 2018-2019

Simran Jeet Singh
Simran Jeet Singh|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religion, Trinity University - Representing Guru Nanak and the Sikh Tradition

Nile Green
Nile Green|Abstract

Professor, History, University of California, Los Angeles - Global Islam: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?

Tulasi Srinivas
Tulasi Srinivas|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Emerson College - The Absent Goddess: Religion, Ecology and Violence in Urban India