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Asian Americans, Religious Freedom, and the State

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life will present “Asian Americans, Religious Freedom, and the State,” featuring a panel of national experts and scholars, on May 9, 2024, at 4:00pm at UCSB’s Betty Elings Wells Pavilion (Faculty Club). This event is free and open to the public.

How have Asian Americans pursued legal recognition, religious freedom, and religious equality in the United States? This public forum convenes scholars from across disciplines to discuss how state governance has defined and regulated Asian American religious liberty claims and how Asian American religious practitioners have advocated for rights and recognition.

Prema Kurien, Professor of Sociology, Syracuse University
Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, Professor of Sikh Studies, University of Michigan
Sherally K. Munshi, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Junaid Rana, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Isaac Weiner, Associate Professor of Religion, Ohio State University

Melissa M. Borja, Associate Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan
Dusty Hoesly, Associate Director, Walter H. Capps Center, UCSB


May 9
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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UCSB Betty Elings Wells Pavilion
UCSB Faculty Club
Isla Vista, CA 93117 United States
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