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Prof. dr. Sarah Bracke has become Visiting Fellow of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University, NY. She Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion and Culture at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the KU Leuven. She studied sociology at the Catholic University of Leuven and holds a PhD in Women’s Studies from Utrecht University (2004, Women Resisting Secularisation in an Age of Globalisation. Four Case-studies in a European Context), was a Marie Curie fellow at the University of California Santa Cruz and Utrecht University (2006-2008), and is currently a fellow at the Centre for Humanities at Utrecht University. The Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University promotes innovative interdisciplinary scholarship on the role of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race in global dynamics of power and inequality. Working together with colleagues from universities and research centers around the world, CSSD Fellows and faculty challenge the disciplinary divides among the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences by asking not only how historical categories of social difference intersect on the level of identity, but also how these categories shape institutions, modes of knowing, acts of representation, and processes of globalization. The Center’s collaborative work recognizes the crucial role of history in the study of global structures of inequality and social difference and develops rigorous conceptual and empirical analyses of complex networks of culture and power. CSSD creates the conditions for scholars, artists and practitioners to imagine alternative social structures and to set new and daring intellectual agendas for the future.