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Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Evans, John H

La Jolla | United States
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John H. Evans is Tata Chancellor’s Chair in Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, Associate Dean of the Social Sciences, and co-founder/co-director of the Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego.

He specializes in examining debates that involve religion and science in the public sphere, trying to use social science to contribute to humanistic and ethical debates, with a particular focus on human genetics.  He has been a visiting professor at six international universities, as well as the author of six books and over 60 articles and book chapters on religion, science, ethics, biotechnology and related topics.  His most recent books are What is a Human?  What the Answers Mean for Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science (University of California Press, 2018).