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Dr. Eric M. Mazur

Dr. Eric M. Mazur

Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies

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757.455.3250
emazur@vwc.edu
Faculty http://facultystaff.vwc.edu/~emazur/

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Eric teaches courses on Judaism, religion in American culture, and the academic study of religion. His specific interests include religion and American law, religion & popular culture, Judaism in the American South. Before returning to graduate school, he served as a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Author, “The Gospel According to Comic Strips: On Peanuts, The Far Side, and B.C.” In Godly Heretics: Essays on Alternative Christian Views in Literature and Other Media, ed. Marc DiPaolo, 143-161. McFarland & Co., 2013.

Author, “Religion, Race, and the American Constitutional Order.” In Faith and Race in American Political Life, ed. Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth, 33-55. University of Virginia Press, 2012.

Author, “Dar al-Constitutional: Islam in the American Constitutional Order.” Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal 11, 2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 183-220.

Editor, Encyclopedia of Religion & Film (ABC-CLIO, 2011).

Co-editor (with Kate McCarthy), God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2010).

Author, “Going My Way? Crosby and Catholicism on the Road to America.” In “Going My Way”: Bing Crosby and American Culture, ed. Ruth Prigozy and Walter Raubicheck, 17-33. University of Rochester Press, 2007.

Co-author (with Phillip E. Hammond and David W. Machacek), Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten the Freedom of Conscience in America (Alta Mira, 2004).

Editor, Art & the Religious Impulse (Bucknell University Press, 2002).

Co-editor (with Kate McCarthy), God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2001).

Author, The Americanization of Religious Minorities: Confronting the Constitutional Order (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).

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