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College of Arts and Sciences

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Lecture Series: Previous Projects



CAS Lecture Series: Dr. David Helfand


 CAS Lecture Series: Dr. James Aho

James Aho is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University, where he taught for more than 40 years. Aho’s research interests are in the sociology and phenomenology of religion, violence, and the body. He is the author of 10 books including Far Right Fantasy: A Sociology of American Religion and Politics (Routledge, 2016), This Thing of Darkness: A Sociology of the Enemy (University of Washington Press, 1994), and The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism (University of Washington Press, 1990). He was the recipient of the Gustavus Myers Award for the Best Study of Human Rights in North America in 1994 and the Pacific Sociological Association book award in 1996. He was nominated for the Edward Hayden Humanities Book Award, the American Political Psychology Book Award, and the Victor Turner Humanities Book Award in anthropology.

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