Jose Casanova – Religion in Urban Spaces

Jose Casanova – A Portrait

Jose Casanova (Georgetown University) is one of the top scholars in the sociology of religion. His book “Public religions in the modern world” became a modern classic in the study of religion and politics. In this widely renowned book, he reevaluates the theory of secularization in light of the global resurgence of religion, focusing on the phenomenon of “de-privatization”, or religious re-engagement in the public sphere.

This is one of ten portraits we created for the University of Groningen on the occasion of its 400th anniversary. Each of the portrayed men and women was awarded an honorary doctorate. These videos express the personality and passion of these leading international professors in diverse fields of research.

Honorary Doctorates


University of Groningen


Director I: Jesper Buijvoets
Director II: Caspar de Zeeuw
D.O.P. I: Walker Pachler
D.O.P. II: Jesper Buijvoets
Interviewer: Nyckle Swierstra
Sound: Caspar de Zeeuw
Producer I: Nyckle Swierstra
Producer II: Caspar de Zeeuw
Editor: Jesper Buijvoets
Mixing & mastering: Kudo Studio


June 10, 2014

documentary, Interview, Jose Casanova, portrait, Religion, Short Documentary, Urban Spaces