Roberto Blancarte

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Roberto Blancarte is Professor and Director of the Center of Sociological Studies at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. He is the founder and main counselor of the Interdisciplinary Program for the Study of Religions (PIER) of El Colegio Mexiquense in Zinacantepec, Mexico. His research has dealt with sociology of religion, particularly Church-State relations, secularisation, “laicity” and lately around the connection between secular State and sexual and reproductive rights. Author and editor of several books, including Historia de la Iglesia católica en México (1992); Religión, Iglesias y democracia (1995); Laicidad y valores en un estado democrático (2000); Afganistán, la revolución islámica frente al mundo occidental (2001); El sucesor de Juan Pablo II: Escenarios y candidatos del próximo cónclave (2002); Entre la fe y el poder: Política y religión en México (2004); Sexo, religión y democracia (2008); Los retos de la laicidad y la secularización en el mundo contemporáneo (2008); Para entender el Estado laico (2008) and numerous articles in scientific reviews. He writes weekly a column on politics and religion for a national newspaper (Milenio) and participates actively in local politics, particularly around the subject of civil freedoms.

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Professor and Director of the Center of Sociological Studies at El Colegio de México in Mexico City