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EricM. Mazur

Eric M. Mazur

Professor of Religious Studies
Gloria and David Furman Endowed
Fellow, Robert Nusbaum Center

Degrees Held

B.A., M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Office Location: 25 Blocker Hall
Phone: 757-455-3250
- Religious Studies

Eric teaches courses on Judaism, religion in American culture, and the academic study of religion. His specific interests include religion and American law, religion & popular culture, Judaism in the American South. Before returning to graduate school, he served as a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

Co-editor (with John C. Lyden), Routledge Companion to Religion & Popular Culture (2015);

Editor, Encyclopedia of Religion & Film (2011);

Co-author (with Phillip Hammond and David Machacek), Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten Freedom of Conscience in America (2004);

Editor, Art & the Religious Impulse (2002);

Co-editor (with Kate McCarthy), God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture (2001; 2nd edition 2010);

Author, The Americanization of Religious Minorites: Confronting the Constitutional Order (1999);

plus articles and chapters on religion and: Bing Crosby, comics, Disney, race, Raising Arizona, The Simpsons, the United States Supreme Court

Mazur Awarded 2022 Mednick Memorial Fellowship
Professor of Judaic Studies Eric Mazur receives support from VFIC for scholarly research

Center Transformation
New leadership announced for Center for the Study of Religious Freedom

We are Virginia Wesleyan
VWC alumnus and Port of Virginia CEO Joseph Ruddy '83 addresses the Class of 2014 on May 17 at the College's 45th Commencement Ceremony