SSRC Staff

Candace West

Program Officer,
Religion and the Public Sphere

Bio

Candace E. West joined the SSRC in 2013, as Program Officer for Religion and the Public Sphere. West is also the Managing Editor of the religion program's web forums, Reverberations and The Immanent Frame. She holds a PhD in Religious Studies from Stanford University, where her research and writing centered on religious ethics and storytelling.

Prior to her work at the Council, West taught at Stanford, leading seminar courses on religion, ethics, literature, and cultural history. She has contributed essays to two volumes on popular media, and continues to write on kyriarchy and representation in popular culture and public discourse.

Programs and Projects

New Directions in the Study of Prayer
(Program Officer)
Religion and the Public Sphere
(Program Officer)
Reverberations
(Program Officer)
The Immanent Frame
(Program Officer)