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Jonathan Fox

Professor of Religion and Politics
Bar Ilan University

Jonathan Fox (Ph.D. University of Maryland, 1997) is the Yehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics and director of the Religion and State (RAS) project. ( He specializes religion and politics including the impact of religion on domestic conflict, terrorism, international intervention, and international relations. His other research interests include the quantitative analysis of Samuel Huntington's "Clash of Civilizations" theory, nationalism, and ethnic conflict.


Jonathan Fox is a native of Chicago and currently lives in Israel where he is the Yehuda Avner Professor of Religion and Politics at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan. His research focuses on multiple aspects of religion and politics including how religion is related to government policy, conflict, ethnicity, minorities, democracy, and international relations. While his earlier work focused mostly on religion and conflict, his work currently focuses on religion and government religion policies and the politics of religious minorities.

Jonathan Fox is the author or editor of eleven books and nearly one hundred research articles and book chapters.


    Washington University in St. Louis, BA 1990
    University of Maryland, MA in Internaitonal Relations 1995
    University of Maryland, Ph.D in Government & Politics 1997

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Religion and politics.



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