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COMPARATIVE RESEARCH WORKSHOP: John Hartley (Yale), “Islam in the Struggle over Evangelical Orthodoxy: Theorizing the Practice of Religious Exclusivism” Part 2
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:00pm through 6:20pm
Islam in the Struggle over Evangelical Orthodoxy: Theorizing the Practice of Religious Exclusivism, Part
John Hartley, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Yale University
John Hartley studies religion, politics and global affairs with an emphasis on more conservative religious actors and their relations with other communities. His work stresses the interacting influences of religious belief, socio-political struggle over authority, and stylized dispositions on actors’ situational leadership. Methodologically, Hartley variously combines interpretive, historical-comparative, survey, network and field analytics. Transnational Muslim-Christian-Secular relations and religious diplomacy with a particular focus on Iran form his substantive core. Hartley’s dissertation, entitled “Religious Exclusivists Taking Inclusive Action,” comparatively analyzes cases of recent transnational relations between conservative Muslims and Christians in the US, Iran, and Southeast Asia. The project problematizes dominant understandings of religious exclusivism, theorizes a strong interaction between orthodox and ethnographic capitals and proposes a revision to Bourdieu’s habitus concept to account for the serial encoding of particular conflicts on religious actors’ dispositions.
Hartley is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, a research fellow of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and a junior fellow of the Center for Comparative Research, Initiative on Religion, Politics and Society, and Program in Iranian Studies.
This workshop is cosponsored with ISPS and CSAP. LINK HERE for more information.