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Nathan G. Alexander

Hi! I'm a writer and historian from Canada and the co-host of the Beyond Atheism Podcast. I research the history of race and racism, and the history of atheism and secularization. I'm the author of Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914 (NYU Press and Manchester University Press, 2019).

I am currently a part-time professor in the History Department at the University of Ottawa, and the knowledge mobilization coordinator for the Nonreligion in a Complex Future Project, also at the University of Ottawa.

I did my PhD at the University of St Andrews (UK) and was most recently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt (Germany). At the latter, I began

a new project about the history of the word "racism." For some of the results of this project, listen to this talk I gave at the University of St Andrews or check out my article, "When Racists Called Themselves 'Racists'."

I'm also writing a historical fantasy novel, called "Ashes of the Revolution," which is sort of like Game of Thrones meets the French Revolution. If you're a literary agent, please sign me!

Follow me on Twitter: @NathGAlexander

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