Columbia University Conference: Populist Power, Faith and Precarity in Europe

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Call for Papers
February 20, 2019
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Sociology, Nationalism History / Studies, Anthropology

The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University is organizing a conference entitled “Populist Power, Faith, and Precarity in Europe,” which will take place May 24 and 25, 2019 in Paris, France.

The conference will consider various forms of popular power in Europe by examining how populism is defined in various contexts, the role of historical movements in the present-day construction of populist narratives and rhetoric(s), how the use of religious identity shapes these movements, and how a movement engages with different media platforms.

Contributors are invited to submit abstracts for the following thematic panels: 
1) Conceptualizing Popular Politics in Europe; 
2) The Past in the Present: Populism in Historical Perspective; 
3) Amplifying Religion and Identity in Political Discourse; 
4) Media(ted) Populism;
5) Inequality and Financial Crises: The Role of Economics and Globalization

Please submit your abstract to Marianna Pecoraro at by February 20th, 2019. The subject line of the email should be “Populism Europe Abstract.” Please include a recent curriculum vitae (max 3 pages).
Columbia University will cover roundtrip travel and accommodation for three nights.

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Contact Info: 

Marianna Pecoraro, IRCPL Program and Communications Manager

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