Junior Research Fellow in Religion and the Frontier Challenges, Pembroke College
Dr McIvor is a social anthropologist with a particular interest in the anthropologies of law and religion. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics in 2016, where her research focused on conservative Christian activism and the politicisation of rights-based law in the United Kingdom. Her first monograph, Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England, was published by Princeton University Press in October 2020.
Dr McIvor’s current research examines the rhetoric of religious freedom among ‘liberal’ religious actors, with an initial focus on the provision of humanitarian aid in the Mexico-United States borderlands.
Prior to taking up a JRF at Pembroke, she taught anthropology at University College London and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
To learn more about Dr McIvor’s research interests, please see her publications.
Pembroke College webpage for Dr McIvor.