Susan Hanssen

Susan Hanssen is an associate professor of British and American history at the University of Dallas where she has taught since 2002. She has taught American Civilization and Western Civilization courses for their liberal arts core curriculum and has also taught on their Due Santi campus in Rome. She has published a number of articles on G. K. Chesterton and Henry Adams.

She received her doctorate in history at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her undergraduate degree at Boston University. She is interested in the role of religion in the development of national identity and in the history of higher education.



Is religion a public or a private right?
26 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: American founding principles, religious liberty, rights
Our public debate about religious liberty is missing a clear definition of religion, leading to confusion, frustration, shrill voices, and short tempers.


A second look at Chariots of Fire
31 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Olympics, religious freedom, secularism
The film's Olympic heroes face a common enemy: the bland pseudo-tolerance of secular humanism.


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