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givelight-children-orphans-team-member-john-bowenDunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences

Sociocultural Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

John currently teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is the Dunbar - Van Cleve Professor and formerly taught at Harvard University. He has taught courses in social theory, religion, legal, society, anthropolgy, and religious pluralism. Currently he leads the University’s program in Social Thought & Analysis, and also a project in International Initiative in Pluralism, Politics, and Religion.

He is a prolific writer with many published books including: Law and Equality in Indonesia: An Anthropology of Public Reasoning and a textbook on Religions in practice (Allyn & Bacon).

John holds a BA from from Stanford University, a Doctorate from University of Chicago.