God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing Religious Landscape

Prof. Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)

Lecture theatre KGB13, Kemmy Business School, UL 18:00 :: 10th December 2008

Peggy Levitt is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College. She is also a Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where she co-directs the Transnational Studies Initiative.

Peggy’s latest book, God Needs No Passport, is about how immigrants are changing the American religious landscape. The New Press published it in June, 2007. Peggy is also co-editor with Sanjeev Khalgram of The Transnational Studies Reader: Intersections and Innovations, and published by Routledge in December, 2007. It lays the foundation for the new field of Transnational Studies and includes seminal readings from anthropology, sociology, political science, history, economics, and cultural studies.
Peggy is now working on a project which explores how global ideas about women's rights are used locally in Peru, China, India, and the United States. She is also beginning a study of how national artistic and cultural institutions change when nations “go transnational.”

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