Teubner_Augustine on Affectus
I am a social and intellectual historian with a special focus on Continental Europe. Teaching, writing, and NGO work has taken me across the globe and this site is an effort to try to draw together the many strands and to make it accessible to those interested in learning more, partnering, and taking these ideas and projects further.
Currently, I am Lecturer in Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict (RPC) at the University of Virginia. I teach courses on religion and politics, economics of religion, and the history of Christian thought and practice. You can find more information about RPC in Projects tab.
My research focuses on the intersection of religious and economic practices. My current research project Charity and Violence is analyzing the social effect of religious charitable giving on the support and promotion of conflict. This research began during my research fellowship in Paris, France at the Laboratoire d’excellence – Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Mediterranéen at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and has been nurtured through my work at the University of Virginia. But the ideas at the heart of this project emerged from my time working as an Economist in Washington, DC.