Webinar: SCOTUS, Religious Freedom, and Discrimination


August 5, 2022
12:00-1:15 PM ET
Presented on Zoom



Join your colleagues for a conversation about recent Supreme Court rulings as they relate to religion in public schools and religious freedom and discrimination.

Webinar Presenters

Finbarr Curtis | Curtis is an associate professor in the department of philosophy and religious studies at Georgia Southern University. He has written The Production of American Religious Freedom (New York University Press, 2016) and Going Low: How Profane Politics Challenges American Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2022).

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan | Sullivan, JD, PhD, University of Chicago, is provost professor in the department of religious studies and co-director of the Center for Religion and the Human at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also an affiliated professor of law at the Maurer School of Law. Sullivan is the author of The Impossibility of Religious Freedom (Princeton, 2005, 2d ed. 2018), Prison Religion: Faith-based Reform and the Constitution (Princeton, 2009), A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care and the Law (Chicago, 2014), and Church State Corporation: Construing Religion in US Law (Chicago, 2020), coauthor of Ekklesia: Three Studies in Church and State (Chicago, 2018), and co-editor of Politics of Religious Freedom (Chicago, 2015).

Charles McCrary | McCrary is a postdoctoral research scholar at Arizona State University. He is the author of Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers, published in 2022 by the University of Chicago Press.

Nadia Marzouki | Marzouki is a research fellow at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in Paris. Her work examines public controversies about Islam and religious freedom in Europe and the United States. She is also interested in debates about religious freedom and democratization in North Africa.

Jolyon Thomas | Thomas is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His work on religion, politics, and law includes Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan (University of Chicago Press, 2019) and the forthcoming book Difficult Subjects: Religion and the Politics of Public Education in Japan and the United States (under contract with University of Chicago Press).


Sarah Dees | Dees is an assistant professor of American and Indigenous religions at Iowa State University. Her scholarship and teaching focus on the representation and governance of Indigenous religions; religion, race, and empire; and religion and museums. Her first book, tentatively titled The Materialization of Native American Religions: The Smithsonian, Settler Colonialism, and the Study of Indigenous Lifeways, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is an editor of the journal Material Religion.