Dr. Karen Taliaferro

Assistant Professor of Political Theory, School of Civic and Economic Thought | Arizona State University

  • Author of  The Possibility of Religious Freedom: Early Natural Law and the Abrahamic Faiths (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
  • A political theorist who studies religion in society and politics, with particular interests in Islamic political thought as well as the history of political thought more broadly.
  • Has held fellowships at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions (Princeton University), Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar, the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law, and in Morocco through a National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship.
  • Prior to her academic career, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Morocco.