Religion, Race & Democracy Lab

The inaugural Democracy Lab on Religion, Race, and Democracy explores a series of multifaceted teaching and research strategies as it examines the complex interrelationship of religion, race, and democracy—past and present—at local, national, and global levels. The lab is animated by the horrific events of August 11 and 12, 2017, that took place on the Grounds of UVA and in Charlottesville.

Led by religious studies professors Martien Halvorson-Taylor and Kurtis Schaeffer, the project draws on faculty and graduate students from several Arts & Sciences academic departments and programs, including religious studies, politics, history, African-American studies, media studies, and Jewish studies. 

Visit the Religion Lab website