Secular Studies

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.

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Edited by:
John Shook, University at Buffalo, USA

Assistant Editor:
Thomas J. Coleman III, Brain, Belief and Behaviour Research Group, Coventry University, UK

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, Socioanalítica Research, Maryland, 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
Tatjana Schnell, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Murat Somer, Political Science and International Relations, Koç University, Turkey
Tim Whitmarsh, Classics, Cambridge University, UK
Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, Cultural Sociology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Phil Zuckerman, Sociology, Pitzer College, USA
John R. Shook, PhD, 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). Shook is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Secularism (2017) with Phil Zuckerman.