Forthcoming Journal: Secular Studies


Editor-in-Chief: John R. Shook, Ph.D. Philosophy, University at Buffalo, USA

Secular Studies publishes original research on secularity, both historical and contemporary, and secular issues and agendas from multi-disciplinary and international perspectives. Historical, literary, cultural, political, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical studies of secular thought and living are sought, along with research on nonreligion, atheism, agnosticism, humanism, and naturalism. Also welcome are comparative, intersectional, and cross-cultural studies of secularity and secular people, investigations into types of secularism and patterns to secularization, and explorations of church-state relations around the world. Suitable submissions will receive double-blind peer review. All articles are published in English.

The first issue will be published in Spring 2019.

Secular Studies will publish

  • Original Research Articles
  • Special Sections on chosen topics (3-5 articles on the same theme)
  • Special Sections for Author Meets Critics
  • Target Articles (accompanied by peer commentaries)
  • Book Reviews

Papers for double-blind peer review should be sent to The Editor also welcomes Target Articles for peer commentaries, and proposals for special sections such as Author Meets Critics. Contact the Editor about sending new books for review.


John R. Shook, University of Buffalo,, professor of Philosophy and Science Education, University at Buffalo (since 2006). Formerly, professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University (2000-2006), and Director of Education for the Center for Inquiry and then the American Humanist Association (2006-2013). Shook has revived the academic area of “Atheology” in his book The God Debates (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), and has a forthcoming book on Systematic Atheology (Routledge, 2018). Shook is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Secularism (2017) with Phil Zuckerman.

Editorial Board

  • Jacques Berlinerblau, Program for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University, USA
  • Jocelyn Cesari, Political Theory and Middle Eastern Studies, The Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • Caroline Corbin, Law, University of Miami, USA
  • Jonathan Fox, Political Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Zoya Hasan, Political Theory, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Leo Igwe, Philosophy, Religion, and African Studies, Nigeria
  • Yolande Jansen, Philosophy and Humanism, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Paula Montero, Anthropology, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Political Science, think tank researcher in Washington, D.C., USA
  • Graham Oppy, Philosophy, Monash University, Australia
  • Anthony Pinn, Religious Studies, Rice University, USA
  • Johannes Quack, Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Michael Rectenwald, Global Liberal Studies, New York University, USA
  • Michael Ruse, Philosophy, Florida State University, USA
  • Murat Somer, Political Science and International Relations, Koç University, Turkey
  • Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, Cultural Sociology, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Tim Whitmarsh, Professor of Greek Culture, Cambridge University, UK
  • Phil Zuckerman, Sociology and Secular Studies, Pitzer College, USA