About The LatiNone

The LatiNone a blog chronicling the intersectionality of race and religion in American politics. During its original run from 2009-2012 the blog focused on exploring the religious diversity of the Latino community, with a particular focus on highlighting the experiences of the Nones (people with no religious affiliation).

“Resurrected” in 2015, the (new) LatiNone will continue to explore these issues but also offer commentary about the intersectionality of race and religion, particularly among communities of color, and about religion and politics in the United States.

The blog is still authored by Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera, who started it when he was a graduate student. Dr. Navarro-Rivera is a political scientist with expertise in American politics, race, and secularism. From 2007-2012 he was a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) at Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) where he worked in the landmark American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008).  From 2012-2014 he was research associate at Public Religion Research Institute in Washington, DC where he coauthored several research reports on religion and politics in the United States.

Dr. Navarro-Rivera’s research has been featured in national and international media, including The Washington Post, Reforma (Mexico), O Globo (Brazil), and The Times (London). He is the author or co-author of many chapters, articles, and research reports. His columns have appeared in Free Inquiry, Friendly Atheist, Religion in the News, and Spiritual Politics. He is a member of the advisory board of Secularism and Nonreligion, the only scholarly journal of secularism, a research scholar at UCONN’s Institute of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Yale Humanist Community.


Latino noun

/ˌlætˈiː.nəʊ/US pronunciation symbol/-noʊ/ n [C] (plural Latinos) mainly US
someone who lives in the US and who comes from or whose family comes from Latin America