Roger Friedland works on sex, politics, and God. He has taught and done research in both Rome and Jerusalem. His book, Amore: An American Father’s Roman Holiday, comparing the erotic culture of Rome and southern California, was just published by Harper Perrennial in November, 2014.
He blogs on "Amore": https://www.facebook.com/rofriedland
Friedland is Visiting Professor, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University and Professor of Cultural Sociology with a joint appointment in the Departments of Religious Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Under the auspices of UCSB Friedland, together with Janet Afary and Paolo Gardinali, he is working on the relation between religiosity, gender and intimate life in Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Tunisia and Iran. He is also writing on the erotic culture of American university students.
Friedland is the co-author of To Rule Jerusalem, with Richard Hecht, about the fraught relation between religion and nationalism in the struggle between Israelis and Palestinians for this sacred city. He also co-authored The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship, with Harold Zellman. His articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers in Italy, Germany, France, Hungary, and the United States.