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Dr Eric Michael Mazur

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PhD (Religious Studies), University of California, Santa Barbara
Religion, Law, & Politics Fellow, Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia USA



Professor, Religious Studies, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Virginia, USA



Religion and American Constitutional Law
Religious Liberty



American Academy of Religion
Midwestern Political Science Association


Publications (selection):

1.   “Minority (Religious),” in Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, ed. Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert Segal (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2015).

2.   “Religion, Race, and the American Constitutional Order,” in Faith and Race in American Political Life, ed. Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2012), 33-55.

3.   “Dar al-Constitutional: Islam in the American Constitutional Order,” Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal 11, 2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 183-220.

4.   “Freedom, Religious,” in Encyclopedia of Religion in America, ed. Charles Lippy and Peter Williams (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2010).

5.   Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten the Freedom of Conscience in America, with Phillip E. Hammond and David W. Machacek (Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira Press, 2004).

6.   “Freedom of Conscience,” in Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom, ed. Catharine Cookson (New York, New York: Routledge, 2003).

7.   “Minority Religions and Limitations on Religious Freedom,” Social Education 66, 3 (April, 2002): 149-59.

8.   The Americanization of Religious Minorities: Confronting the Constitutional Order (Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).

9.   “‘The Supreme Law of the Land’: Sources of Conflict Between Native Americans and the Constitutional Order,” in American Indian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues, ed. Dane Morrison (Baltimore, Maryland: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1997), 233-259.

10. “Constitutional Authority and Prospects for Social Justice for High-Tension Religious Communities,” Social Justice Research 9, 3 (September, 1996): 259-80.

11. “Church, State, and the Dilemma of Conscience” (with Phillip E. Hammond), Journal of Church and State 37, 3 (Summer 1995): 555-571.