Center Alumni & Past Fellows
Past Visiting Scholar
Center Alumni & Past Fellows

Henrik Reintoft Christensen is an assistant professor in the sociology of religion at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the Danish coordinator of the Nordic Network of Religion and Media. His research generally explores the role of religion in the public sphere, and more specifically the intersection of religion and politics in mass media. He also works on the function and performance of religion in other spheres of society which also includes the role media play in these interactions. Theoretically, he is inspired by systems theory as well as theories of secularism, authority and social movements. His publications include “Mediatization, Deprivatization, and Vicarious Religion,” “Silence and Vocation,” and with Nordic colleagues, he has recently written “Religion and the Media: Continuity, Diversity, and Mediatization” on religion in the Nordic public sphere since 1980s.