Adam R. ShapiroFeatured Speaker

    Adam R. Shapiro is a historian of science and religion. His work looks at the way that religious societies communicate and interpret ideas about science and technology, and the way that narratives of science-religion conflict give shape to cultural and political controversies. His first book, Trying Biology (University of Chicago Press, 2013) explored how the early antievolution movement in the U.S functioned as an expression of political opposition to education reform and the expansion of compulsory schooling in America. His most recent book, with Thomas Dixon, is Science and Religion, A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP, 2022.) His articles on a range of science and society topics have also been published in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, American Scientist, Aeon, Undark, and several other venues.


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