Publications List

Sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, in partnership with Columbia University Press, the publication series Religion, Culture, and Public Life is devoted to the investigation of the role of religion in society and culture today.

Edited by Karen Barkey from 2011-2016, the series is dedicated to exploring the ways in which religion intersects with public life in practice and theory, and examines connections between religion and art, literature, science, politics, and history. Publications focus on issues related to questions of difference, identity, and practice within local, national, and international contexts.  Special attention is paid to religious traditions in relation to conflict, violence, and intolerance, as well as to human rights, ecumenical values, and practices of mutual understanding.  Drawing on diverse methodologies and different religious, social and cultural traditions, works published in the series open channels of communication that facilitate critical analysis. The series includes both single author texts and edited collections of multi-author essays.

  • New Publications from K. Soraya Batmanghelichi, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar

    New Publications from K. Soraya Batmanghelichi, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar

    In addition to the incredible events that Dr. Batmanghelichi has helped organize this year, such as Surveillance and the Mosque and Intimacies Days I&III, Soraya has also published two new pieces of scholarship. First, as part of a book symposium, “A Letter to Foucault: Selectively Narrating the Stories of Secular Iranian Feminists“, she published a...Read More »