Department of Religious Studies

Shifting frontiers of State and Religion: Europe, the US and Brazil

Wed, February 20, 2013 | SRH 1.115

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

The LBJ School for Public Affairs and the Department of Religious Studies invite you to a Brown Bag event:

David Lehmann, Professor at the University of Cambridge, has taught at the Universities of Brasilia, Sao Paulo, the State University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute of Latin American Studies Universite de Paris IV, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and at FLACSO-Quito, and has been a Visiting Researcher at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University.  In 1999-2001 he was Chair of the Society of Latin American Studies.

Lehmann's research began with Agrarian Reform in Chile (1968-73) and continued on smilar development-related themes in Ecuador (1980-81), but then shifted towards religion, especially in Brazil, focusing first on Catholics and later on Evangelicals.  In 1999 he began to do research in Israel, on religion and ethnicity, and recently has extended this theme into that of multiculturalism.  He currently holds a British Academy Research Grant for a long-term study of the diffusion of multiculturalism in Latin America, which focuses on Mexico, Peru and Brazil, and he holds a grant from the Arts and Humanities REsearch Council to lead a Network on the subject of Secularism and the need reappraise its conceptual and institutional underpinnings.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.
To receive an advanced copy of his presentation please contact Asilee Parkinson-Barhi at

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