Eric Mazur

by | Sep 19, 2014 | Mazel Tov

Eric Mazur, the Gloria & David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies, for being named the Religion, Law, & Politics Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan College. Mazur, who also has edited a number of volumes on religion and American popular culture, has spent a lifetime working, conducting research and writing in this field, including service as a page in the Virginia House of Delegates, work on Virginia state and congressional campaigns and lobbying for the American Jewish Committee and Americans for Democratic Action. His published work includes The Americanization of Religious Minorities (1999) and Religion on Trial (2004, with Philip Hammond and David Machacek). He is currently working on an analysis of the religious views of 19th century Supreme Court Justices.