Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University, and he has been a guest professor for two years at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is also a Fellow of the Secular Global Institute.
Phil is the author of several books, including “Living the Secular Life”, “Faith No More”, and “Society Without God”. Phil’s books have been translated and published in Danish, Farsi, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Italian.
Phil writes a regular blog for Psychology Today titled “The Secular Life,” and he also writes for the Huffington Post. His work has also been published in various scholarly journals, such as Sociology Compass, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior, and Religion, Brain, and Behavior.
In 2011, Phil founded the first Secular Studies department in the nation. Secular Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on manifestations of the secular in societies and cultures, past and present. Secular Studies entails the study of non-religious people, groups, thought, and cultural expressions.
Phil joins us on the show and discusses the secular studies program that is offered at Pitzer and the vision behind it. He shares his findings on how and why secular societies can be viewed as more progressive when being compared to religious societies on various topics i.e. women’s rights, LGBT rights, education etc. He takes us through his years of researching many areas of where society and religiosity connect.
Phil Zuckerman is an excellent researcher that shares his findings in a very exciting and entertaining way. We guarantee that you will take something new away from this interview.