Jon Bialecki

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Jon Bialecki (Born 1969, Ph.D. 2009, JD 1997) is an honorary fellow at the School of Social and Political Science, at the University of Edinburgh; he was previously a lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (2013-2015) and in the Department of anthropology at the University of California San Diego (2009-2013), and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (2006-2009). His academic interests include the anthropology of religion, anthropology of the subject, ontology and temporality, and religious language ideology. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and his JD from the University of San Diego.

He writes on North American neocharismatic Christianity, on global Christianities, and on the anthropology of Christianity; his monograph A Diagram for Fire, on the implicit logic of self in the charismatic practices of Southern Californian members of the Vineyard church-planting movement and the effects that these constructions of personhood have had on these believers’ political and economic practices, is currently under review. His work has been published in several edited volumes and in academic journals such as the South Atlantic Quarterly, American Ethnologist, Anthropological Theory and the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; he was also recently a co-editor of a special issue of Anthropological Quarterly that focused on Christian Language Ideology.


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