Brie Loskota is the executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California. CRCC, a Pew Center of Excellence, is a creative nexus where scholars, practitioners and thought-leaders interact to produce research and programs that bring new insight into the roles of religion in the public square. Loskota oversees the Center’s strategic planning, media presence and relations with foundations and government agencies.
Loskota’s research examines how religious groups change and how they make change in the world. Specifically, her work focuses on the evolving landscape of religious communities, building the capacity of faith-based organizations, and facilitating partnerships between government agencies and faith groups. Loskota speaks and writes frequently on topics including interfaith engagement, faith-based human services and religious identity.
Loskota received her Master of Arts degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. She studied Hebrew at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed her B.A. in history and religion at the University of Southern California. She also earned a certificate in counterterrorism from the National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).
Loskota’s writing has been published by Religion Dispatches, Huffington Post, Zocalo, Los Angeles Magazine, Trans-Missions, the Brookings Institute, the Aspen Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Her work and commentary have also been featured by the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, Voice of America, and Take Part Live. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.