Jocelyne Cesari awarded the "Distinguished Scholar" Award.

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Jocelyne Cesari, Professor of Religion and Politics at PTR, was awarded the  “Distinguished Scholar” Award of the “religion and international relations” section of the prestigious International Studies Association (ISA).

Jocelye Cesari joined Birmingham in September 2015 as Professor of Religion and Politics, working primarily in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, where she has particular responsibility for oversight of the Centre's research agenda.

Her role is to bridge the gap between religious studies and social sciences by investigating the interactions between religion and politics across different traditions and cultures with a particular focus on democracy, secularization and toleration.

Jocelyne was awarded on March 26 2020, the  “Distinguished Scholar” Award of the “religion and international relations” section of the prestigious International Studies Association (ISA) for her interdisciplinary work at the interface of political science and religious studies.  The Award Ceremony has been postponed to the International Studies Association congress of 2021.