Religion & Politics

Work in Progress: Religion and the Environment

My new project examines how religion shapes interpretations of and responses to climate change and environmental degradation in the global south. Most of the research is focused on Brazil, but coauthors and I have also studied Kenya, and future work may expand beyond those two countries. This project will have several outputs, including a book tentatively entitled Religion and Climate Change in Brazil: The Deluge and the Desert, and co-authored articles with Robin Globus Veldman, Lauren Honig, and Jaimie Bleck. This research and writing has been funded by the Global Religion Research Initiative; Fulbright; the Luce/ACLS Fellowship in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs; the Wilson Center; and internal support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. 

Other Work in Progress

Rosenberg, Emma and Smith, Amy Erica. 2019. “What Drives Religious Politicking?” Notre Dame, IN: Kellogg Institute for International Studies Working Paper #430.

My Recent Book

Smith, Amy Erica. 2019. Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God. Cambridge University Press.

Published Articles and Chapters