Jared Conrad-Bradshaw

Jared Conrad-Bradshaw

fa2224@columbia.edu
Areas of Interest: 
Religion,Law and Politics, Secularism, Religious Minorities, Nationalism, Turkey and the Middle East, Religious Marketplaces and Rational Choice, Comparative and Historical Sociology
Biographical Note: 

Jared Conrad-Bradshaw obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, where he concentrated in Religious Studies.  His undergraduate thesis looked at changing bias in the construction of analytic categories, using prayer beads as a case-study to observe systematically how comparative scholarship on religion initially functioned as a Protestant critique of Catholic practice.  Prior to his arrival at Columbia, Jared lived and taught for three years in Istanbul, Turkey.  His primary research interests relate to the intersection of religion and the state, particularly in regards to secularism and religious minorities.  Besides his main work on religion and politics, Jared is pursuing projects related to international patterns of democratization, market(s) for prostitution in Turkey, and religious mobility in the U.S.

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