Rank #1: 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)
Rank #2: Mood, Emotion, and Affect in Hindu and Christian Theologies
Robert's 2014 book, "Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion" (Fordham University Press), won the American Academy of Religion's 2015 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for constructive-reflective studies.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: 2016 AM: Cornel West's Neglected Contribution to the Pragmatist Canon
Victor Anderson, Presiding
This discussion was recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, Texas, on November 23.
Rank #5: "Goddess and God in the World": An Embodied Theological Conversation
Rank #6: Morality Without Religion: Empathy, Fairness, and Prosocial Primates
Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is one of the world’s leading primatologists, known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. His book, The Bonobo and the Atheist, examines the origins and evolution of morality and the role of religion in human society.
He is C. H. Candler Professor in the Psychology Department of Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center, in Atlanta. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (US), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was selected by Time as one of The Worlds’ 100 Most Influential People Today, and in 2011 by Discover as among 47 (all time) Great Minds of Science.
Frans de Waal, Emory University
Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University
Edward Slingerland. University of British Columbia
Robert N. McCauley, Emory University
Azim Shariff, University of Oregon
Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut, Presiding
This roundtable session was recorded at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on Saturday, November 21 in Atlanta, GA.
Rank #7: AM 2016: Love and Hate in American Religion
Eddie S. Glaude
Cornel West, Presiding
Rank #8: Mark Rowe, Female Priests in Japanese Temple Buddhism
Music is Dexter Britain, “Fresh Monday” (www.dexterbritain.co.uk)
Rank #9: 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.
Rank #10: 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.
Rank #11: Religious Liberty, The Supreme Court, RFRA, And RLUIPA
Matthew Scherer, George Mason University
Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University
Mark Silk, Trinity College
Barbara A. McGraw, Saint Mary’s
This audio was recorded at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on Sunday, November 22.
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: Revolutions of Love: The Politics and Flesh of Religion
Karen Baker-Fletcher, Southern Methodist University, presiding
Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary, panelist
Elaine Padilla, New York Theological Seminary, panelist
John Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary, panelist
Thomas Oord, Northwest Nazarene University, panelist
Catherine Keller, Drew University, respondent
This audio was recorded during the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 20, in San Antonio, Texas.
Rank #14: 2017 Marty Forum: Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Erik Owens, Boston College, presiding
- Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University
- Laurie Louise Patton, Middlebury College
The forum was recorded at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion on November 19 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: 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.
Rank #17: 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.
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: 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.
Rank #20: Lena Salaymeh on Critiques and New Directions in Studying Islamic Legal Traditions
Salaymeh is interviewed by Kristian Petersen. Her book won the 2017 Award for the Excellence in the Study of Religion in the textual studies category.