Rosalind I. J. Hackett, professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has just published Proselytization Revisited: Rights Talk, Free Markets, and Culture Wars, with Equinox Press in London. This is an edited work, involving nearly 20 scholars from around the world. The book analyzes the increasingly contested activity of disseminating one’s religion in a globalizing world. Hackett is also currently serving a five-year term as president of the International Association for the History of Religions, which is the main worldwide body for the academic study of religion. She received the Lorayne Lester Award for Outstanding Service at the College of Arts and Sciences convocation ceremony in December, for her creation and coordination of the Jazz for Justice Project.
New Media and Religious Transformations in Africa (co-edited with Ben Soares, forthcoming).
An Anthropology of Global Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism (co-edited with Simon Coleman, forthcoming)
“Devil Bustin’ Satellites: How Media Liberalization in Africa Generates Religious Intolerance and Conflict,” in: The Religious Dimensions of Conflict and Peace in Neoliberal Africa, University of Notre Dame Press (co-edited with James Smith, forthcoming)
Proselytization Revisited: Rights Talk, Free Markets, and Culture Wars (London: Equinox Press, 2008).
“A New Axial Moment for the Study of Religion?” Temenos, vol. 42, no. 2 (2006):111-129.
“Mediated Religion in South Africa: Balancing Air-time and Rights Claims,” in: Media, Religion, and the Public Sphere (edited by Birgit Meyer and Annelies Moors, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006), 166-187.
“Rethinking the Role of Religion in Changing Public Spheres: Some Comparative Perspectives,” Brigham Young Law Review, vol. 2005, no. 3 (2005): 659-682.