About Eric

Eric Michael Mazur (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is the Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies, professor of religious studies, and the Religion, Law, & Politics Fellow of the Robert Nusbaum Center (formerly the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom) at Virginia Wesleyan University, where he teaches courses on Judaism, religion in American culture, and the academic study of religion. He is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of various volumes on religion & law and religion & popular culture, as well as articles, chapters, and entries on the arts, film, literature, politics, religion, and race / ethnicity. He has served on the editorial boards of various journals, and has been quoted in more than a dozen newspapers and news Web sites, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Baltimore Jewish Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Kansas City Star, the Toronto Star, TV Guide, the Washington Post, and XM Radio, as well as local newspapers in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Before completing his doctoral work, Eric served as a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C., where his portfolio included issues related to civil rights and the separation of church and state.

Mazur CV (29 Feb. 2020)

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