Beyond Church & State is a blog about politics and secularism. It goes beyond issues of Church/State separation, focusing instead on how everyday politics affect the lives of nonreligious Americans.

Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera is political scientist who specializes in American and Comparative political behavior and Political Research Director at Socioanalitica Research, a progressive research consulting firm. He is interested in the intersection of race, religion, and politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the political behavior of the Nones (Americans with no religious affiliation), and the rise of Latinos with no religious affiliation. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Humanist Studies and a Gratis Research Scholar at El Instituto: Institute of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. He holds degrees from the University of Connecticut (Ph.D. & M.A.) and the Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras (B.A.).