Georgetown Sociologist to Present Hansmann Lecture

Jose Casanova
Jose Casanova
Jose Casanova, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will present the Doris M. and Ralph E. Hansmann Lecture at Hamilton College on Thursday, March 4, at 4:10 p.m., in the Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. His talk is titled “Exploring the Post-Secular: Three Meanings of ‘the Secular’ and Their Possible Transcendence." The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to his professorial position, Casanova heads the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular at Georgetown. He has published works in a broad range of subjects, including religion and globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions, and sociological theory. His best-known work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), has become a modern classic in the field and been translated into five languages, including Arabic and Indonesian.

Casanova received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Seminario Metropolitano in Saragossa, Spain, a master’s in theology from the University of Innsbruck, and another in sociology from the New School for Social Research. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the New School for Social Research in 1982.
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