Mobilizing the Devout

Danielle Lussier, assistant professor of political science, was awarded a Book-Writing Leave Fellowship from the Global Religion Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Her project, “Mobilizing the Devout: Mosques, Churches, and Political Participation in Indonesia,” explores the relationship between individuals’ engagement in houses of worship and their political lives in Indonesia. While the relationship between political participation and Christian religious life has been examined by many scholars, the topic has been underexplored in Muslim societies. Her work is thus poised to make real contributions to our understanding of political mobilization and the “democratic deficit” in Muslim-majority countries.