BCSR welcomes Visiting Scholar Damon Mayrl, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Prof. Mayrl’s research interests are in comparative secularization, religion and politics, historical methods, and public policy. His first book, Secular Conversions (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) examines how political and institutional factors have contributed to the development of distinct patterns of secularization in Australian and American education since 1800. During his residence, Mayrl will lay the groundwork for a new project examining how religion has shaped the development of public policy around end-of-life care. He will be on the Berkeley campus from September 2014 through May 2015.