Content by John Marc Sianghio, Jr., PhD

Content by John Marc Sianghio, Jr., PhD

John Marc Sianghio, Jr., PhD is Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Much like Sinai and Synapses, CSRC was deliberately founded as a center for interdisciplinary research, though grounded in the broad subject of religion and conflict. It is currently pursuing a project on the seeming conflict between science and religion in American society.

Prior to this position, he was a teaching fellow in the Divinity School and the College at the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D in Religious Ethics in 2022 and an MDiv in 2015. Formerly he was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Brought up as an Evangelical Christian and trained as a minister, John has served as part of the ministry team in diverse church settings from a wealthy suburban mega-church as well to congregations in the inner city of Chicago.

As an outgrowth of his faith, John is personally passionate about conducting justice and human rights operations internationally. He worked in his native Philippines with the Christian NGO International Justice Mission to build local frameworks for the prevention of human rights abuses. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom as Human Terrain Analyst for Task Force Patriot, 4BCT-10IN and as a member of the Civil-Military Operations Advisory Team for 3-89 CAV.