Finbarr Curtis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literature and Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University. He received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has taught at the University of Alabama, Lafayette College, Bucknell University, Fresno State, New York University, and the University of California, San Diego. He studies religion and politics and has published essays on theory and method as well as American religions
Ever wonder what it's like to complete the dissertation to first book process? How people find publishers? How much the publisher and editor influence the project? This podcast offers a roundtable discussion where six scholars discuss these questions and more. All six published some version of their dissertation, and they have unique insights and anecdotes to help explain and illumine this process.
Religious freedom is an inherently good thing, right? It’s a cherished idea that is easy for state governments to enact, no? In this interview, Finbarr Curtis questions both of these assertions. In The Production of American Religious Freedom, Curtis argues that religious freedom is a fluent and malleable concept that people deploy for various and competing reasons.