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Research Seminars



Ronit Stahl
University of California, Berkeley Troubling Conscience: Religious Freedom and Health Care in Modern America


25 Mar 2019

4:30 p.m.
4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus



Ronit Stahl is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on pluralism in American society by examining how politics, law, and religion interact in spaces such as the military and medicine. Her first book on religion and the US military, Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2017) was awarded the Frank S. And Elizbeth D. Brewer Prize by the American Society for Church History. This talk will be based on the research for her next project that examines the rise of institutional and corporate rights of conscience in health care. The project weaves together the court decisions, legislation, medical and bioethical arguments, religious ideas, and lived experiences that shaped the disparate trajectories of reproductive healthcare, LGBT healthcare, and of end-of-life care from the 1970s to the present.


All are welcome. No registration is required.