Associate Professor of Humanities & Social Thought
Slavica Jakelić’s scholarly interests center on religion and identity, theories of religion, the relationship of religious and secular humanisms, Christianity in global perspective, interreligious dialogue, and conflict resolution. She is a co-editor of two volumes, The Future of the Study of Religion and Crossing Boundaries: From Syria to Slovakia, and The Hedgehog Review’s issue “After Secularization,” and the author of Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Identity in Late Modernity. Jakelić is currently working on a book entitled The Practice of Religious and Secular Humanisms, which explores humanism as a site of encounter between believers and non-believers. [new paragraph] Before joining Christ College, 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, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, and the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School. She is a Senior Fellow of the national project “Religion&Its Publics,” placed at the University of Virginia, where she was a faculty member and co-director at the UVA’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture for several years.
She teaches in the First-Year Program, “Interpretation: Self, Culture, Society,” and seminars on nationalism and patriotism.