IASC Strategic Report

The Strategic Report 2012-2013 showcases the work of the Institute over the past year.
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The Hedgehog Review

The Hedgehog ReviewCurrent Issue

Minding Our Minds

Distracted? Having problems focusing? Overwhelmed by emails, texts, and tweets? In “Minding Our Minds,” our editors and writers examine the increasingly parlous state of our minds in the face of the information age’s relentless barrage of media and messages. More than simply a psychological or neurological manifestation, our ability—or inability—to pay attention is a symptom of a larger cultural phenomenon.

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THR Blog

And Who Is a Person? The Problem with Hobby Lobby (Part II)

Does the Hobby Lobby decision not call for a better concept of corporate personhood that would allow us to differentiate between various types of entities and religious liberty claims? | Read post >>>

The Infernal Machine

Deans Care About Books

By clinging to the idea that that humanities and humanistic social science scholarship must take the form of a print book, scholars and deans threaten the future of university presses and erode their ability to evaluate and distribute high-quality scholarship. | Read post >>>

Common Place

Snapshots of City Life: Music, Commuter Cycling, and Other Stories

A collection of recent online stories that highlight and examine different facets of city life. | Read post >>>

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Laura Alexander

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Laura Alexander

Associate Fellow

Laura Alexander is a Doctoral Student in Religious Ethics in the University of Virginia Department of Religious Studies. She was raised in Monroe, Louisiana and attended high school in Ruston, Louisiana. Laura earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago, majoring in Religious Studies and graduating with honors. After spending a year teaching English at an elementary school in Ratchaburi, Thailand, through a volunteer program with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and a further year as a volunteer caseworker and immigration specialist for the Refugee Services division of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, she returned to the University...

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