Research interests: Samuel Stabler received his B.A. from the University of Washington (2009) and is a junior fellow at the Center for Comparative Research, and the MacMillan Center’s Initiative on Religion, Politics and Society. He is currently preparing to defend his dissertation prospectus. His work focuses on questions relating to political participation and belonging, with an emphasis on the secularization of the public sphere and the spatial dimensions of social life. Attempting to re-invigorate Turner’s classic thesis, his dissertation will center on questions at the intersection of ethnicity, religion and politics through tracing how this moment of territorial closure helped to shape questions relating to the toleration and integration of religious and ethnic minorities. Beyond this, Sam is also interested in questions relating to theory, culture, altruism and methods.
Education: B.A. Sociology, Cum Laude (University of Washington).