Mark Cladis's publications and teaching pertain to the history of Western political, social, and religious thought, especially the religious nature and origins of liberal, democratic society. Religion and the environment is another subject of his research and teaching.
He is currently completing a book titled, "In Search of a Course: Reflections on Pedagogy and the Culture of the Modern Research University." He is also working on the new book project, "Religion, Democracy, and the Environmental Imagination."
Mark S. Cladis is the Brooke Russell Astor Professor of the Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of Public Vision, Private Lives (Oxford University Press, 2003; paperback edition, Columbia University Press, 2006) and A Communitarian Defense of Liberalism (Stanford University Press, 1992), and over forty articles and chapters in edited books. After receiving his doctorate from Princeton University, where he studied philosophy and social theory as they relate to the field of religious studies, he taught at the University of North Carolina, Stanford University, and at Vassar College where he served as Chair for six years. He is the editor of Emile Durkheim's Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (Oxford University Press, 2001) and of Education and Punishment: Durkheim and Foucault (Oxford: Center of Durkheimian Studies, 1999). Currently he is completing a book, In Search of a Course: Reflections on Pedagogy and the Culture of the Modern Research University.
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