Fellows

Fellows partner with the Religious Literacy Project to advance principles of religious literacy within their fields.

 

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Fellows

A joint initiative with Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Religion Conflict and Peace initiative examines the potential for deeper understandings of religion to yield fresh insights into contemporary challenges and opportunities for just peacebuilding in the Middle East. RCP Fellows play active roles in shaping and advancing the initiative with Dr. Moore through a program of research, coursework and programming.

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Erica Chenoweth

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Erica Chenoweth is the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe...

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Marshall Ganz

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Marshall Ganz is the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Lecturer in...

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Hilary Rantisi

Associate Director of the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative
Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Senior Fellow

Hilary Rantisi is the Associate Director of the Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative (RCPI) - a groundbreaking collaboration between the Harvard...

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Visiting Fellows

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Amira Hass

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories. Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass was educated at the Hebrew University of...

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Gregory Khalil

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Non-Resident Fellow

Gregory Khalil, a Palestinian-American social entrepreneur, is the co-founder and President of the Telos Group, a Washington D.C.-based non-...

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Mosab Abu Toha

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Mosab Abu Toha is a young Palestinian poet living in Beit Lahia, Gaza. A graduate in English Literature, he enjoys writing stories and poems of his own....

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Noam Shouster

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Noam Shouster is a freelance comedian, performer, peacebuilder and activist. She has performed in a variety of venues, including East Jerusalem, Berlin,...

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Rami Younis

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Rami Younis is a Palestinian writer and cultural activist from Lyd, who graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He currently writes for the...

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Rebecca Pierce

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Non-Resident Fellow

Rebecca Pierce is an African-American Jewish documentary filmmaker and journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work focuses on...

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Tom Mehager

Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow

Tom is the Program Manager, Globalization and Sovereignty Cluster at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He holds a first degree in cinema and television...

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Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellows

Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellows program brings professionals from fields of journalism, humanitarian action, government and business to teach, mentor and support HDS students, and to collaborate with RLP in advancing religious literacy within their fields.

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Mario Cader-Frech

2019–20 Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellow

Mario Cader-Frech is a 2018–19 Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellow, a role in which he supports the RLP’s efforts to foster critical reflection and collaborative relationships to improve religious literacy within the entertainment and media industries.... Read more about Mario Cader-Frech

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Shaun Casey

2019-20 Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellow
Shaun Casey is director of the Berkley Center and a professor of the practice in Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service. He previously was U.S. special... Read more about Shaun Casey
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Debra Mason

2019–20 Religious Literacy and the Professions Fellow

Debra L. Mason is among the leading scholars and trainers of how religion is portrayed in the media, with more than 35 years of professional and scholarly...

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Religious Literacy and Education Fellows

The Religious Literacy and Education Initiative advances the public understanding of religion through ongoing support to educators with particular focus on those teaching at the 7-12th grade and community college levels. Each year we work closely with a small number of Education Fellows to support emerging leaders in the field of religious literacy within their local educational contexts.

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John Camardella

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow
John Camardella has taught at Prospect High School for the past 16 years and currently teaches two World Religion elective courses. He earned his B.A. in... Read more about John Camardella
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Austin Crowder

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow
Austin Crowder was raised in the Los Angeles area but found his home six years ago in Memphis, Tennessee. He teaches high school government and economics in... Read more about Austin Crowder
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Abby Esposito

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow
Abby Esposito is a social studies teacher in her fourth year of teaching at Conard High School in West Hartford, Connecticut. She currently teaches United... Read more about Abby Esposito
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Andy Housiaux

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow
Andrew Housiaux has taught in public and private schools in Massachusetts and New York City since 2004. He is currently the Currie Family Director of the Tang... Read more about Andy Housiaux
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Kurt Prescott

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow
Kurt Prescott is the current chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he began teaching in... Read more about Kurt Prescott
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LaTasha Sarpy

2019–20 Religious Literacy and Education Fellow

LaTasha Sarpy is a Professor of Sociology at Bunker Hill Community College. For the past seven years, LaTasha has worked on developing a culturally...

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