Faculty Experts

R. Gustav Niebuhr

Associate Professor of Religion and the Media

Over a 20-year career in journalism, most recently at the New York Times and, prior to that, at the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Gustav Niebuhr has established a reputation as a leading writer about American religion. His work has been published in books, magazines and on the internet; he also does occasional commentaries on religion for the National Public Radio program “All Things Considered.” He has just finished working on a book about religious pluralism and interfaith relations in America. Professor Niebuhr holds a dual appointment with the Newspaper Journalism program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

He is the author of Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America.