Prof. Dr. Myriam Hunter-Henin is a Professor in Comparative Law and Law & Religion at the Faculty of Laws at University College London. Her research addresses the interaction and tensions between law and religion in a comparative perspective, with a particular focus on education, the workplace and the regulation of religious symbols in the public sphere. It also examines the interactions between human rights, constitutional law and normative conceptions of democracy and liberalism. Her latest monograph, Why Religious Freedom Matters for Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic ‘Vivre Ensemble,’ was published by Hart in 2020.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd is Professor of Political Science and Religious Studies and holds the Crown Chair in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Hurd was educated at Wesleyan University (B.A.), Yale University (M.A.), and The Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D) and has taught at Northwestern University since 2002. She studies religion in U.S. foreign and immigration policy, the global politics of secularism and religious freedom, religion and the American border, and relations between the U.S., Europe, Turkey, and Iran. She is the author of The Politics of Secularism in International Relations (2008) and Beyond Religious Freedom: The New Global Politics of Religion (2015), both published by Princeton. She is the co-editor, with Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, of At Home and Abroad: The Politics of American Religion (Columbia, 2021) and Theologies of American Exceptionalism (Indiana University Press, 2020), and co-editor of Politics of Religious Freedom (University of Chicago, 2015) and Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age (Palgrave, 2010). She co-directs the Global Religion & Politics Research Group at Northwestern, and co-curates the Teaching Law & Religion Case Study Archive. Hurd enjoys speaking to public audiences and contributing to discussions on global politics and religion. Her writings have appeared in Boston Review, Public Culture, The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, Foreign Policy, and The Washington Post. She is currently writing a book on religion and the American border. Twitter: @eshurd
Ilkka Huhta is Professor of Church History at the University of Eastern Finland. His doctoral dissertation (2001) was about public debates of a Pietist movement in Finland between 1880 and 1918. He has since published several books and articles on Finnish church history in the 19th and 20th centuries. His latest book (Huhta & Juha Meriläinen, eds.) is an anthology on key concepts of Finnish church history (Käsitteet Suomen kirkkohistoriassa), which was published by the Finnish Society of Church History in 2021.