Why Us? Why Now? | Public Scholars Project

October 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Free and Open to the Public - RSVP Required
Why Us? Why Now? | Public Scholars Project @ Webinar

Join members of the American Academy of Religion’s Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion for a discussion about the various ways scholars of religion use media to communicate to the public about religious studies. In this episode, participants consider the opportunities, responsibilities, and challenges of being a “public scholar” at different stages and locations in one’s career.

This webinar is a program of the Public Scholars Project, a joint initiative of the American Academy of Religion and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, Washington, DC. Designed to equip scholars of religion to more effectively communicate in the public square, and thus to foster broader religious literacy, the Public Scholars Project offers seminars and resources for AAR members who seek to enhance their media and civic literacies.

nichole_floresDuring this webinar, we will feature the work of Nichole M. Flores, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia. Dr. Flores speaks, writes and teaches about the significance of Catholic ethics in plural social, political, and ecclesial contexts. Her research emphasizes the contributions of Catholic and U.S. Latino/a theologies to notions of justice, emotion, and aesthetics as they relate to the common good within plural socio-political contexts.

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