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Rosemary Hancock: Religion and Race in Grassroots Politics: Reflections and Questions from Australia

When: Friday, February 15, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Gina Giliberti  

Group: Global Politics and Religion Research Group

Category: Academic


Visiting scholar Dr. Rosemary Hancock will deliver a lecture on race, religion, and Australian grassroots politics.

Although there is a significant body of literature in the social sciences examining religion, and race, in grassroots politics and social movements, these are typically examined as separate phenomena. The ways in which religion and race intersect and are entangled in grassroots political spaces is less well understood. Rosemary Hancock’s research highlights some of the ways in which the subtle entanglement of religion and race in grassroots politics may perpetuate and exacerbate the marginalization and exclusion of minority groups from certain political spaces by reflecting on fieldwork with multi-racial and multi-religious political coalitions in Australia. Rosemary Hancock is a research associate at The University of Notre Dame Australia, an Editorial Board Member of The Sociological Review, and the co-convener of the Sociology of Religion Thematic Group for The Australian Sociology Association.

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