Professor of Sociology of Religion
José Casanova is one of the world’s top scholars in the sociology of religion.
José Casanova is one of the world’s top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University and heads the Berkley Center’s Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular. He has published works on a broad range of subjects, including religion and globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions and sociological theory. His best-known work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), has become a classic, translated into five languages including Arabic and Indonesian. In 2012, Casanova was awarded the Theology Prize from the Salzburger Hochschulwochen in recognition of life-long achievement in the field of theology.