Alphabetical List of Experts on the Americas (Central & South)
Religion and politics, religion and economics, religious liberty/freedom, government regulation of religion, federal/state/local government, secularization, Latin America, Europe.
Anthony Gill (Ph.D., UCLA 1994) is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, and non-resident scholar at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is also the host of Research on Religion, a weekly podcast series focusing on the social scientific study of religion that takes faith and religiosity seriously. The podcast series is designed to make scholarly research more broadly accessible to scholars and the public, including clergy, laity, homeschoolers, and anyone else interested in religion. Gill authored two books – Rending unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (Chicago, 1998) and The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge, 2007) – and numerous articles on religious liberty, Latin American religion, and Muslims in Europe. His current research includes a book manuscript on how local governments regulate churches and how that affects religious practice in the United States, as well as research on religious and political attitudes. Gill also writes extensively on the economics of religion. In 1999, Prof. Gill received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award and has been a highly sought-after speaker around the Puget Sound, including stints as a substitute teacher at homeschooling co-ops. He was a frequent guest host on the Georgene Rice Show, a Christian talk radio program based out of Portland, Oregon. Outside of academia, Tony serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster, youth basketball coach, and enjoys camping, outdoor cooking, target shooting, martial arts, and all things cowboy. His favorite color is blue.
Speaking: Professor Gill is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Threats to Religious Liberty in the United States."
“Trends in Secularization and Religiosity in the U.S., Europe & Latin America.”
“The Economics of Religion.”
“The Political Origins of Religious Liberty.”