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dr. M.B. (Méadhbh) McIvor

Assistant Professor of Religion, Law & Human Rights

Expertise

Research Interests:

Legal Anthropology    
Christianity/ies    
Publics and Counterpublics    
Religious Publicity    
Human Rights Law    
Evangelicalism(s)    
Morality & Values    

Teaching:

Law & Religion: Anthropological Approaches    
Religion and the Politics of Human Rights    
Religion in the Public Domain    
Contested Humanity    
Cultural Impact of Religion: Working with Sources
Cultural Impact of Religion: BA Thesis Seminar

Under Contract: 

Princeton University Press. The Law and the Prophets: The Paradoxes of Christian Legal Activism. (First monograph; working title.)

Recent Publications:       

2019. Rights and Relationships: Rhetorics of Religious Freedom among English Evangelicals. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 87(3): 860-888 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfz029 ).

2019. Human Rights and Broken Cisterns: Counterpublic Christianity and Rights-Based Discourse in Contemporary England. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 84(2): 323-343. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2017.1420671). 

2018. Religious Freedom and the Politics of Empire. Religious Studies Review 44(1): 57-63 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rsr.13410). 

2018. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom: ‘Legal Religion’ and its Discontents. In Law and Religion – Leading Works. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pgs. 97-113. 

2017. Emoji Dei: Religious Iconography in the Digital Age. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 56-61 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.32715.) 

2017. Nothing Outside the Text? Religion and its Others in Emoji Discourse. Bulletin for the Study of Religion 46(3-4): 64-65 (first author; co-written with Richard Amesbury). (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/1558/bsor.34261.) 

2015. Carnal Exhibitions: Material Religion and the European Court of Human Rights. Ecclesiastical Law Journal 17(1): 3-14 (DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0956618X14000866 ).

Public Scholarship:       

2019. Witch Talk in Brexit Britain. Religion and its Publics (URL: http://relpubs.as.virginia.edu/witch-talk-in-brexit-britain-by-meadhbh-mcivor/).

2018. Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall. Public Books (URL: https://www.publicbooks.org/something-there-is-that-doesnt-love-a-wall/ ).  

2018. Good Publicity? Public Theology in an Age of Public Shame. Political Theology Network (URL: https://politicaltheology.com/good-publicity-public-theology-in-an-age-of-public-shame/?fbclid=IwAR3u4Z0DfI02936RsaAcnIVROsXSun2eMeleVrsR3gnXCKD6DrRVzm2lub4 ).

2018. Circumscribing the Body Politic: Circumcision, Religious Freedom, and Identity in Europe.   The Religion Factor ( URL https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/religion-conflict-globalization/blog/circumscribing-the-body-politic-circumcision-religious-freedom-and-identity-in-europe-29-03-2018 ). 

2017. Boredom in the Court. Religion: Going Public (URL: http://religiongoingpublic.com/archive/2017/boredom-in-the-court/ ).  

2016. The Rise of Religious Litigation: Courts and the Generation of Religious Publicity. LSE Religion and the Public Sphere Blog. (URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/religionpublicsphere/2016/08/01/the-rise-of-litigious-religion-courts-and-the-generation-of-religious-publicity/ ).

Other positions

Deputy Director, Centre for Religion, Conflict and Globalisation
Assistant Editor, Journal of Legal Anthropology
Editor, The Religion Factor: https://www.rug.nl/research/centre-for-religious-studies/religion-conflict-globalization/blog/
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