Supporting Interdisciplinary Scholarly Groups
The Center for Religion and Civic Culture supports interdisciplinary scholarship by sponsoring working groups, co-sponsoring events, and providing research grants for faculty and graduate students.
The CRCC Interdisciplinary Research Group, chaired by Professor Lisa Bitel, oversees many of these activities. The group works to advance religion-related scholarship by USC faculty and graduate students. The group supports a cadre of scholars at the forefront of their respective disciplines who are producing incisive research on religion.
The center also supports interdisciplinary research through the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative, which involves sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and others in a global research effort in 21 countries.
In the past, CRCC has participated in efforts such as Timur Kuran's Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations, which supported a working group and an international conference. In addition, CRCC was a partner in the Religion, Identity, and Global Governance initiative to develop curricula to strengthen the public understanding of religion's impact on world affairs.
Providing scholarly resources for the study of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity around the world
Working to advance religion-related scholarship at USC.
Providing an interdisciplinary forum for ideas on the economic evolution and performance of civilizations.
Developing curricula at USC related to religion & politics