Religion, Journalism & International Affairs

American correspondent Micah Danney as he interviews Israelis during a parade in Jerusalem, which was one of the major events of the week-long Feast of Tabernacles festival, also known as Sukkot. Photo by Heidi Levine for The GroundTruth Project.

The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs was launched in 2015 to foster new connections between scholars and journalists covering international affairs. The Program supports scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are pursuing research on religion in international contexts and want to collaborate with journalists and media practitioners. The purpose of the fellowship is to support the production of significant scholarly work as well as specific efforts to engage journalistic and media audiences.

The fellowship provides a stipend and research funds. The awards are portable and are tenable at any US-based college or university. All fellows participate in two program-sponsored symposia during the academic year. The symposia aim to connect fellows with journalists, public policy experts, and thought partners from institutions and organizations that work at the intersection of religion, journalism, and global affairs.

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2018 Fellows

Anthea D. Butler
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Africana Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Blessed and Highly Favored: Prosperity Gospel as a Nigerian Political and Social Network
Joyce Dalsheim
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
Nile Green
Professor, History
University of California, Los Angeles
Global Islam: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?
Levi McLaughlin
Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies
North Carolina State University
Religious Influences on Japanese Politics and Policymaking
Simran Jeet Sing
Assistant Professor, Religion
Trinity University
Representing Guru Nanak and the Sikh Tradition
Tulasi Srinivas
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Emerson College
The Absent Goddess: Religion, Ecology and Violence in Urban India