Resident Scholar, Religion, Ethics and Higher Education
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Perry Glanzer Vitae
Perry L. Glanzer, Ph.D. came to Baylor in the Fall of 2002 after teaching for a year at two universities in Russia. His research and teaching interests include the study of moral education and the study of the relationship between religion, education and politics. His scholarly work addresses these topics in both the United States and the former Soviet Union with his first book, The Quest for Russia’s Soul: Evangelicals and Moral Education in Post-Communist Russia (Baylor University Press), covering this topic in the Russian context. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Moral Education, Educational Policy, Journal of Church and State, Christian Scholars Review, Religious Education, English Journal, Journal of General Education, Journal of Education and Christian Belief and Religion, State and Society.
ISR Research Fellow
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
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Alessandra González Vitae
Dr. González is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at John Jay College, CUNY. In 2011, Dr. Alessandra L. González became a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Studies of Religion at Baylor University in central Texas. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Sociology from Baylor University and received a B.A. in Sociology and Policy Studies from Rice University. She is the principal investigator of the Islamic Social Attitudes Survey Project (ISAS), a study in conjunction with Baylor’s Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR) on Islamic Religiosity and Social Attitudes, including Women’s Rights Attitudes in the Arab Gulf Region. She has forthcoming book chapters in “Women’s Encounter with Globalization” (Frontpage Publications) and “Islam and International Relations: Mutual Perceptions” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing), publications in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, and an op-ed on Islamic Feminism in the Dallas Morning News. She has presented her research at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s Conference on “The Rights of Women in Islam,” the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, the Dialogue of Civilizations Conference hosted by the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Houston, the Gulf Research Conference at the University of Exeter, and various other academic settings. Her latest book manuscript is Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes (forthcoming 2013, Palgrave Macmillan Press).
A piece on my book for the ‘CrimCast’ Blog:
A Review of my book in the journal ‘Contemporary Islam’: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11562-013-0252-0.pdf
Here’s a link to a recent article I wrote for the Peace x Peace Women’s Initiative:
Interview I did on the Research on Religion podcast:
A review of “Islamic Feminism in Kuwait” in the Baylor Lariat: http://baylorlariat.com/2013/03/08/kuwaiti-women-balance-tradition-and-equal-rights/
Get a copy of my book, “Islamic Feminism in Kuwait”!
One of two interviews I did that put me on local Kuwaiti TV aat the Kuwait University Women’s Research Center Conference. Here is a link to the report:
Non-Resident Scholar, Economics of Religion
Carl Gwin Vitae
Carl Gwin’s areas of interest for research are Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics and the Economics of Religion. His stream of research emphasizes a study of the strategies and tactics that companies and government have adopted to deal with either problems or opportunities presented by asymmetric information. He applies this emphasis to understanding firm objectives, organization, and behavior; contracts; and, pricing strategy in the fields of industrial organization, real estate, and marketing. His work in the economics of religion focuses on the structure of religious markets and the connections between religion-spirituality and economic growth.