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Charles McCrary

Study Of Religion & Conflict
Postdoctoral Scholar
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0802

Charles McCrary is a scholar of American religion, focusing on secularism, religious freedom, race, and science. He is the author of Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers (University of Chicago Press, 2022). His work has been published in academic journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Religion & American Culture, and Religion. He also has written for popular outlets such as Religion & PoliticsThe Revealer, and The New Republic. Before coming to ASU, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.


2018 - PhD, Religion (American Religious History), Florida State University
2013 - MA, Religion (American Religious History), Florida State University
2011 - BA, Religion, University of North Dakota