, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 19–22 | Cite as

Religious Discrimination in Academia

Symposium: Liberals and Conservatives in Academia


Protestant privilege in mainstream academia was corrected largely by privitization of religion. That led to overcorrection that discourages expression of religious viewpoints in academia and favors secular viewpoints. Self-selection plays a some role in the underrepresentation of traditionalist religioius viewpoints in academia, but discrimination against those who hold such viewpoints is well-documented. Often the discrimination is based on perceived conservatism on social and political issues among those who are religiously traditionalist. Political liberals should acknowledge that they, like other interest groups have their own discriminatory rules for membership and exclusion.


Religion Discriination Political Liberals Fundamentalists Evangelicals Religious Traditionalists Academia Bias 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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