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Anthony Gill

Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project

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Anthony (Tony) Gill is a professor of political science and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Washington and a distinguished senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He specializes in political economy and religion and politics, with an emphasis on church-state relations, religious liberty, and religious economies. Gill’s current research focuses on how governments regulate religious organizations and how this impacts the level of religiosity in society. He is author of The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (2007) and Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (1998). In addition to numerous other publications, he runs a weekly free podcast series that seeks to make social scientific studies of religion more accessible to the public. From 2014 to 2016, he was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. Gill received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and B.A. from Marquette University.