Video Archive 2019-2020

Returning to Campus: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Religious Studies Scholars

July 14, 2020

Host Marion Pierre and guests discuss tools and resources for religious studies scholars who are committed to addressing anti-Black racism in teaching and public scholarship and creating significant online learning experiences. We will also discuss how to respond to disruptions to academic labor during the pandemic, including the challenge of disrupted tenure processes. We are pleased to host co-presenters: John Camardella, education fellow at the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School; David McConeghy, co-editor and co-host of the Religious Studies Project; and Yolanda Pierce, professor and dean of the Howard University School of Divinity.

 

Religious Studies and the 2020 Election: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

June 9, 2020

We discuss how scholars of religion can share work related to the study of religion and this election season. We are pleased to host co-presenters: David Campbell, professor at the University of Notre Dame; Iva E. Carruthers, general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference; Robert P. Jones, CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute; Terrence Johnson, associate professor of religion and politics at Georgetown University; Vincent Lloyd, associate professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University; and Melissa Rogers, visiting professor at Wake Forest University Divinity School.


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Lessons Learned from A Semester Disrupted: Best Practices for Teaching and Public Scholarship

May 12, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss approaches to teaching religion remotely with fair grading options, conducting phone and videoconference classes in low resource and low tech environments, and responding to disruptions to tenure processes. Co-presenters include: Michael Kessler, managing director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Patricia O’Connell Killen, professor of religion emerita at Pacific Lutheran University; and Jessica Tinklenberg, program director of the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

Religious Studies and the Military: Promising Venues for Public Scholarship

April 21, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work on religious studies with the armed forces. Co-presenters include Guldeep “Geena” Kaur, petty officer in the U.S. Navy, and Jacqueline Whitt, associate professor of strategy at the U.S. Army War College.

 

Religion, Public Health and COVID-19: Tips and Tools for Teaching about Religion Remotely

April 9, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share research about religion and public health, teach about religion remotely with fair grading options, manage tenure processes and speak about religion and medicine with different publics. We are pleased to host co-presenters including Lee H. Butler, distinguished service professor of theology and psychology at the Chicago Theological Seminary; Ellen Idler, director of Emory’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative; Pamela Klassen, professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto; Doug Oman, associate adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley; and Phillis Isabella Sheppard, associate professor of religion, psychology and culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

 

Religious Studies, Native Americans and the Free Exercise of Religion: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

March 27, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work on religious studies, Native Americans and the free exercise of religion with different publics. We are pleased to host co-presenters: Michael D. McNally, professor and chair of the religion department at Carleton College; Melissa Tatum, research professor of law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; and Joel Williams, staff attorney at the Native American Rights Fund.

 

Religious Studies and Mass Incarceration: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

Feb. 24, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work on religion and mass incarceration with different publics. Co-presenters include Tanya Erzen, associate research professor of religion and gender queer studies at University of Puget Sound; Herron Keyon Gaston, associate director of admissions and recruitment at Yale Divinity School; Laura McTighe, assistant professor in the department of religion at Florida State University; and Christophe Ringer, assistant professor of theological and social ethics and society at Chicago Theological Seminary.

 

Religion in the Streets: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

Jan. 20, 2020

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work with different audiences on religion’s manifestations in public places. Co-presenters include: Katie Day, Charles A. Schieren Professor Emerita of Church in Society at United Lutheran Seminary, and David Morgan, professor of religious studies at Duke University and co-editor of Material Religion.

 

Religious Studies and Sports: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

Dec. 2, 2019

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work on religion and sports with different publics. Co-presenters include Rebecca T. Alpert, senior associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of religion at Temple University; Tom Krattenmaker, author and columnist specializing in religion and public life; and Zach Smith, PhD candidate in sport studies at the University of Tennessee.

 

Religious Studies and Pop Culture: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public

Sept. 12, 2019

Host Benjamin Marcus and guests discuss how scholars of religion can share work on religion and pop culture with different publics. Co-presenters include Ken Derry, associate professor of the history of religions at the University of Toronto, Mississauga; Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies, American studies, history and divinity at Yale University; Monica Miller, associate professor of religion and Africana studies at Lehigh University and Seth M. Walker, a doctoral candidate at the University of Denver.