Jocelyne Cesari

Jocelyne Cesari

T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding
Jocelyne Cesari

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Jocelyne Cesari holds the Chair of Religion and Politics at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. At Georgetown University, she is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Since 2018, she has been the T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding at Harvard Divinity School. President elect of the European Academy of Religion (2018-19), her work on religion and politics has garnered recognition and awards: 2020 Distinguished Scholar of the religion section of the International Studies Association, Distinguished Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and the Royal Society for Arts in the United Kingdom.

Her most recent publications are: We God’s People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations, (Cambridge University Press 2022), What is Political Islam? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2018 book award of the International Studies Association); Islam, Gender and Democracy in a Comparative Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-authored with Jose Casanova.

Her recent achievements include: 

  • Elected Officer of the Council of the Scientific Society for the Study of Religion, 2021-26
  • Chair Elect of the Religion and IR Section of the International Studies Association (ISA), 2022-24
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, London, 2017-Present
  • Distinguished Scholar of the Religion and International Relations Section of the ISA, 2020
  • Book Award of the Religion and IR Section of the International Studies Association, 2019
  • President-Elect of the European Academy of Religion, 2018-19
  • Professorial Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic  University, 2017-22
  • Nominated member of the Newsweek Expert Forum, 2021-Present

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