Rank #1: Marty Forum: Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry, Port Royal, Kentucky
Norman Wirzba, Duke University
Michael Kessler, Georgetown University (Presiding)
(Audio File: 1 hour, 32 minutes)
Jun 30 2015
Rank #2: Populism through the Lens of Religion and Race
Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute, presiding
- "The Reproductive Politics of Evangelical Tea Party Women and the Afterbirth of Trump’s America"
Larycia Hawkins, University of Virginia
- "Populism in the Southern Baptist Convention"
Adam Hankins, DePaul University
- "Critical Complexities: Religious-Secularity or Secular-Religiosity, and #BlackLivesMatter"
Seth Gaiters, Ohio State University
- "Seeing Jesus in Michael Brown: Theological Protest as the Performance of Purity in the Black Lives Matter Movement"
Rima Vesely-Flad, Warren Wilson College
This session was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 18, in Boston, Massachusetts.
May 24 2018
Rank #3: "Goddess and God in the World": An Embodied Theological Conversation
Sep 21 2017
Rank #4: Judith Butler's Parting Ways (Columbia University Press, 2012)
November 25, 2013
Claire Katz, Texas A&M University
Samuel Brody, University of Cincinnati
Yaniv Feller, University of Toronto
Mark Lewis Taylor, Princeton Theological Seminary
Saba Mahmood, University of California, Berkeley
Martin Kavka, Lehigh University
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley (Responding)
Rebecca Alpert, Temple University (Presiding)
(Audio File: 2 hours, 28 minutes)
Jul 01 2015
Rank #5: Recolonizing the Academy Under a Trump Presidency
Munir Jiwa, Graduate Theological Union, presiding
- Hatem Bazian, Zaytuna College and University of California, Berkeley
- Jasmin Zine, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Mel Chen, University of California, Berkeley
- Shanell T. Smith, Hartford Seminary
This session was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 19 in Boston, MA.
Apr 19 2018
Rank #6: “Normativity” and the Academic Study of Religion: Theology v. Religious Studies
Jan 07 2016
Rank #7: 2016 Plenary Address: Michelle Alexander with Kelly Brown Douglas
In this plenary address from the 2016 AAR Annual Meeting, Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas (Goucher College) interviews Alexander, and the women converse in turn about racial (in)justice, the election, and religion's role in U.S. politics.
The session is introduced by 2016 AAR president, Serene Jones.
This plenary was recorded during the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on November 20.
Aug 03 2017
Rank #8: Faculty Members on Preparing Scholars of Religion for Non-academic Careers
Cristine Hutchison-Jones, Harvard Law School, Presiding
- Molly Bassett, Georgia State University
- Jason C. Bivins, North Carolina State University
- Kathleen Moore, University of California, Santa Barbara
This session was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 19.
Jun 14 2018
Rank #9: Reformation and Reformations
- Amy Plantinga Pauw, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
- Kristen E. Kvam, Saint Paul School of Theology
- Cornelis van der Kooi, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
- Evangeline Anderson Rajkumar, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Kirsi Stjerna, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, presiding
The panel was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 20 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mar 15 2018
Rank #10: The Study of Religion and Responses to Terrorism: Paris, Beirut, and Beyond
The panel discussion is followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Sarah Rollens, Rhodes College
Stephanie Frank, Columbia College, Chicago
Edward E. Curtis, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Jerusha Lamptey, Union Theological Seminary
Todd Green, Luther College, Presiding
This panel was recorded on November 21 at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, GA.
Jan 21 2016
Rank #11: Black Liberation Theologies of Disability
- Nyasha Junior, Temple University, presiding
- Monica A. Coleman, Claremont School of Theology
- Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher, Texas College
- Kendrick Kemp, Union Theological Seminary
- Pamela Lightsey, Boston University
This session was recorded during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 21, in San Antonio, Texas.
Sep 08 2017
Rank #12: Existentialism, Authenticity, and Asceticism with Noreen Khawaja
Music is Dexter Britain, “Fresh Monday” (www.dexterbritain.co.uk)
Feb 15 2018
Rank #13: Preparing Scholars for Nonacademic Careers: What's a Faculty Member to Do?
- Cristine Hutchison-Jones, Administrative Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
- Martin Kavka, Professor of Religion, Florida State University
- Stephen Prothero, Professor of Religion, Boston University
- Kathryn McClymond, Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia State University
- Sarah E. Fredericks, Assistant Professor of Environmental Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School
This panel discussion was recorded during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 20, in San Antonio, Texas.
Jun 21 2017
Rank #14: Religion, Immigration, and Politics: North American and European Perspectives
- Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds
- Atalia Omer, University of Notre Dame
- Daniel Groody, University of Notre Dame
- Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University
- Erin Wilson, University of Groningen
- Victor Carmon, Oblate School of Theology
This panel session was recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 21, in San Antonio, Texas.
Jul 27 2017
Rank #15: Kyle Harper, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity
Music is Dexter Britain, "Fresh Monday"(www.dexterbritain.co.uk)
Apr 05 2015
Rank #16: Protecting the Vulnerable on Campus - Academic Labor, LGBTIQ Persons, and Grad Students
Eddie S. Glaude, Princeton University, presiding
Panelists and Papers
- " 'Although the Doors Were Shut': Cultivating Courageous Community at the Borders of the Academy"
Cameron Partridge, Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church, San Francisco
- "It Doesn't Always Feel Good: Redefining Notions of Inclusion and Moving beyond 'Diversity' "
Prea Persaud, University of Florida
- "Solidarity within the Faculty"
James Keenan, Boston College
- "Ad Junk: Accounting for Different Vulnerabilities in Vulnerable Professional Positions"
Hussein Rashid, Islamicate LLC
- "Just Employment: Solidarity among Campus Workers"
Kerry Danner, Georgetown University
This session was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 18 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was organized by AAR Committees on Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty; Graduate Students; and LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession.
May 10 2018
Rank #17: Fatemeh Keshavarz: Unsilencing the Sacred – Poetic Conversations with the Divine
Born and raised in the city of Shiraz, completed her studies in Shiraz University, and University of London. She taught at Washington University in St. Louis for over twenty years where she chaired the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from 2004 to 2011. In 2012, Keshavarz joined the University of Maryland as Roshan Institute Chair in Persian Studies, and director of Roshan Institute for Persian Studies. Keshavarz is the author of award-winning books including "Reading Mystical Lyric: the Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi" (USC Press, 1998), "Recite in the Name of the Red Rose" (USC Press, 2006), and "Jasmine and
Stars: Reading more than 'Lolita' in Tehran"(UNC Press, 2007). She has also published other books and numerous journal articles. Keshavarz is a published poet in Persian and English and an activist for peace and justice. She was invited to speak at the UN General Assembly on the significance of cultural education. Her NPR show “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” brought her the Peabody Award in 2008. In the same year, she received the Herschel Walker Peace and Justice Award.
Keshavarz is introduced by Louis A. Ruprecht (Georgia State University) followed by Ebrahim E. I. Moosa (University of Notre Dame).
This session was recorded during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Learn more about the American Lectures in the History of Religions at https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/history-of-religions-lectures.
Jul 20 2017
Rank #18: Writing Religion Online: Scholars and Journalists in Conversation (SBLAAR16)
- Kali Handelman, Center for Religion and Media at New York University, presiding
- Brook Wilensky-Lanford, Killing the Buddha, Chapel Hill, NC
- Simran Jeet Singh, Trinity University
- Patrick Blanchfield, New York University
This discussion was recorded at the 2016 AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, on November 20.
Aug 24 2017
Rank #19: Seeing the Myth in Human Rights with author Jenna Reinbold
Feb 28 2019
Rank #20: Religion on Television: Production, Positives and Perils/Pitfalls
Shreena Gandhi, Michigan State University, Presiding
- Reza Aslan, University of California, Riverside
- Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
- Candida Moss, University of Birmingham, UK
- Stephen Prothero, Boston University
This panel was recorded during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 20 in Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 01 2018