James Dennis LoRusso Ph.D.

Associate Research Scholar
Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, Center for the Study of Religion
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James Dennis LoRusso completed his PhD in Religion at Emory University in Atlanta. His research focused broadly on the intersection of religion, spirituality, and political economy in the United States. Drawing on ethnography, cultural history, and critical theory. His dissertation, entitled The Libertarian Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital, asserts that interest in spirituality in the workplace has grown alongside and in relation to broad socio-economic changes over the last half century, with particular attention to globalization and the shift to a post-manufacturing economy. In addition to contributing to ongoing research at Princeton’s Faith and Work initiative, he will be investigating how an increasing number of American firms are incorporating practices such as “mindfulness meditation” into the workplace as a means to reduce employee stress, increase productivity, and improve morale. Dr. LoRosso' last book on " Spirituality, Corporate Culture and American Business", was published in 2017 by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Plc. To read a review, please click here