Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with R. Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Director of the Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program and English Honors at the University of Texas at Austin, M.A. in Religion at Columbia University, and Ph.D. in History of Culture from the University of Chicago. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University and has been at Penn since 2012. He is the author of City of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens (Fordham University Press, 2016), which received a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly, saying it is “[an] intimate portrait of lived religion… inspiring… deserves a place alongside Robert Orsi’s The Madonna of 115th Street.” City of Gods was also featured in the July 31 Sunday Book Review of The New York Times, which called it “minutely detailed… ‘case study’ of the promises and drawbacks of pluralism.” For more info: www.rscotthanson.com
This Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Attendance is limited to Princeton University students, fellows, and faculty, with preference given to CSR and WWS affiliates. Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to Jenny Legath by Wednesday, October 12.