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Spam: New Series: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity (De Gruyt er)





Dr. Stacey Gutkowski, Kings College London

Dr. Lois Lee, University College London

Dr. Johannes Quack, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt


Professor Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India

Dr. Matthew Engelke, Anthropology, London School of Economics, UK

Professor Kim Knott, Religious Studies, Lancaster University, UK

Professor Cécile Laborde, Political Theory, University College London, UK

Dr. Jonathan VanAntwerpen, Program Director, Social Science Research Council, USA

Professor Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, Sociology, Universität Leipzig, Germany

Professor David Wulff, Psychology, Wheaton College, USA

The new series Religion and Its Others: Studies in Religion, Nonreligion and Secularity (RIO) is the first to consider the multiple relations between religion, nonreligion, and secularity. Monographs, edited volumes, and readers in this series are concerned with the forming and reforming of religious traditions in relation to their cultural and political contexts, their boundaries, and what is beyond those boundaries. The series explores apparently nonreligious or ‘irreligious’
phenomena that are significantly related to religion (including forms of atheism, agnosticism, indifference) and modes of differentiation between religion and its various others, often institutionalized in cultural, legal, and political orders. Affiliated with the interdisciplinary Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (, the series invites proposals from across disciplines, including religious studies; anthropology, sociology, and psychology of religions; history and philosophy of religions; political, cultural, and area studies; media and communication studies; and studies of visual and performing arts.

Research areas of interest include:

  • the various modes of differentiation between religion and its others;

  • the various kinds of nonreligion and nonreligious-religious interrelations – the critical, pejorative, and radically secularist as well as the curious, admiring, or covetous and the distant, ignorant, or indifferent;

  • civic, juridical, and political as well as aesthetic, material, emotional, practical, or spatial manifestations of these relations.

We welcome proposals and ideas for the new series. Please contact Dr. Alissa Jones Nelson,
Acquisitions Editor for Religious Studies, in the first instance: