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Luke Wagner

Doctoral Fellow


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Luke Wagner is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Yale University and a summer 2017 doctoral fellow with the Religious Freedom Research Project. His research examines the dynamics of religious nationalism and the impact of religious nationalist movements on political institutions and cultures. For his dissertation, he focuses on contemporary Hindu nationalism in Nepal and the role that the Hindu nationalist movement played in shaping the outcome of clauses related to national identity, secularism, and religious freedom in Nepal’s 2015 constitution. He holds a B.A. in political and social thought and an M.A. in religious studies, both from the University of Virginia.