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Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, and the founder of the nation's first Secular Studies university department. His research interests focus on secularism, atheism, apostasy, and Scandinavian culture from a sociological perspective. He is the author of Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions (2014), Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion (2011), Atheism and Secularity (2010), and Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment (2008). His opinion pieces have appeared in Washington Post, Guardian, and Huffington Post, and his research has also been published in a number of journals. Zuckerman received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.