Faculty Profile

Slavica Jakelić

Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Thought

Mueller Hall Room 133
219-464-5006
slavica.jakelic@valpo.edu


Biography

Slavica Jakelić received her BA in Sociology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, an MTS from School of Theology at Boston University, and a PhD in religious studies from Boston University. Her scholarly interests and publications center on religion and identity, the relationship of religious and secular humanisms, Christianity in global perspective, interreligious dialogue, and conflict resolution. Before joining the Christ College faculty, Jakelić has worked at or been a fellow of a number of interdisciplinary institutes in Europe and the U.S.—the Erasmus Institute for the Culture of Democracy in Croatia, the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University, the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna, Austria, the Erasmus Institute  at the University of Notre Dame, the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago, and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study.  She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, where she was a faculty member and co-director of the institute's program on religion for several years.

Jakelić is a co-editor of two volumes, The Future of the Study of Religion and Crossing Boundaries: From Syria to Slovakia, a co-editor of The Hedgehog Review’s issue “After Secularization,” and, most recently, the author of Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity (2010). She is currently working on a book entitled The Practice of Religious and Secular Humanisms