Dr. Alar Kilp


Alar Kilp is  Lecturer in comparative politics at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu. He obtained his PhD in Political Science at Tartu in 2012 with a dissertation on ‘Church authority in society, culture and politics after Communism. His academic research deals with religion and politics, secularization and church-state relations in post-communist Europe. At CEURUS, he has co-organised (with Prof. William B. Simons) a series of International Workshops on “Religion and Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe, the first of which took place in June 2012. His latest publications include a book chapter on ‘The political role of the Orthodox Church in Russia’ as well as an article in Studies in Church History (35/4 2011) on ‘Historical Reasons for the Decline of Religious Affiliation: Communism, Confession or Church’s Relation with National Identity?.’


Contact: alar.kilp[at]ut.ee

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