2 Virtual Graduate Student Workshops

By Jens Prüfer

The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, & Culture (ASREC) is organizing a set of “virtual” graduate student workshops.

Time: May 13 and May 27 at 10:30am EST (7:30am PST, 3:30pm London).

Location: Zoom meeting.

Details: Each workshop will consist of 3 papers over two hours. The schedules for the two events are here. To prevent “Zoom bombing” and other distractions, the organizers reserve the right to not extend an invitation to everyone who asks to attend. They will likely be able to accommodate anyone that has been to an earlier ASREC event or has an academic email address. They will send information about the Zoom link and where papers can be accessed to all those whom they are able to accommodate.

Registration request: here


  • Eva Tène, Toulouse School of Economics:
    “On the Historical Roots of Gender Norms: Evidence from Matrilineal Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Tianyi Wang, University of Pittsburgh:
    “Media, Pulpit, and Populist Persuasion: Evidence from Father Coughlin”
  • Lydia Assouad, Paris School of Economics:
    “Charismatic Leaders and Nation Building”
  • Feyaad Allie, Stanford University:
    “The Marriage Market and Anti-Muslim Violence in Colonial Burma”
  • Augustin Bergeron, Harvard University:
    “Religion and the Scope of Morality: Evidence from Exposure to Missions in the DRC”
  • Guillaume Blanc, Brown University:
    “Modernization Before Industrialization: Cultural Roots of the Demographic Transition in France”