Academic Minute Features Prof. Reinbold

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Jenna Reinbold, associate professor of religion, discusses widespread public confusion about the state of religious freedom in America in a new episode of the Academic Minute, a production of the Albany, N.Y., NPR affiliate WAMC.

Reinbold studies the interaction of religion and law in the contemporary world. Her particular focuses include controversies over the separation of church and state in the United States and the role of religion and secularism in the spread of universal human rights.

Reinbold is the author of numerous articles and chapters, as well as the book, Seeing the Myth in Human Rights, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2017. In 2018, Reinbold co-taught a course with Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science and Department Chair Tim Byrnes that explored the American church-state debate through the lens of abortion and same-sex marriage.