Global Religion Research Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Religion and Society
SubfieldsSociology of Religion
Jason is a Senior Researcher with the Religion & Inclusive Societies program at the United States Institute of Peace and a Global Religion Research Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Religion and Society. His research and teaching investigate the role of religion in conflict; state counterinsurgency and repression; and civil wars and political violence. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. And, he is the recipient of the 2019 Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics.
Jason's published work is forthcoming or has appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Peter Henne), the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (with Ron E. Hassner), Sage Research Methods Cases, and St. Antony’s International Review, along with edited volumes on the military chaplaincy (with Ron E. Hassner) and interfaith dialogue (with Cristina Novoa and Fathali M. Moghaddam). His research has also been featured in the Washington Post and on the Research on Religion Podcast.
He has received support for his research from the National Science Foundation, the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, the Berkeley Institute of International Studies, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association. I was a Junior Visiting Researcher with the Varieties of Peace Program at Umeå University in 2019 and a Visiting Fellow at the Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice in 2015