RFI Scholar Jonathan Fox Honored at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting


Professor Jonathan Fox was recently recognized with the Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar in Religion and Politics Award at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in Montreal, Canada. Due to COVID-19 limitations on travel, the 2021 Hoeber Award was presented to Fox at this year’s APSA meeting. Two RFI scholars presented papers at the gathering, Professor Fox and RFI Executive Vice President Eric Patterson.

Professor Fox has contributed to major RFI research projects, such as the Freedom of Religious Institutions in Society (FORIS) Project. RFI has also hosted launch events featuring Fox’s books, including Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me: Why Governments Discriminate against Minorities (Cambridge University Press), the video for which can be found here.

A prolific author, Professor Fox has written a number of other books on religious discrimination, including Why Do People Discriminate Against Jews? (Oxford University Press, 2021), The Correlates of Religion and State (Routledge, 2019) and The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A Survey of Religious Discrimination against Religious Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Jonathan Fox is the Yehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Religion and State (RAS) Project at Bar-Ilan University. He is also a senior research fellow at Bar-Ilan’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.