Religion, Politics and Culture Workshop

This bimonthly interdisciplinary workshop brings together faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral and affiliate fellows to present and discuss in-progress research grappling with religion, politics, and culture, or research topics exploring the link between religion and contemporary social issues more generally. Papers are prepared and distributed in advance of each meeting. In rare instances, we will discuss recently published book chapters or essays that are tied to a developing research project.

The workshop, which was developed from a conversation with our graduate students, meets on Friday from 12:00 to 1:30 PM in the Theology Conference Room. Please review the schedule of speakers to plan accordingly.


Schedule of Speakers

September 15, 2017
Shaun Casey
Director, Berkley Center
Former U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs

September 29, 2017
Irene Oh
Associate Professor of Religious Studies & Director of Peace Studies Program
George Washington University

October 27, 2017
Jalane Schmidt
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

November 3, 2017
Oludamini Ogunnaike
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
College of William and Mary

December 1, 2017
Rick Elgendy
Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics & Public Theology
Wesley Theological Seminary

January 26, 2018
Keri Day
Associate Professor of Constructive Theology & African American Religion
Princeton Theological Seminary

February 16, 2018
Jerusha Lamptey
Assistant Professor of Islam & Interreligious Engagement
Union Theological Seminary

February 23, 2018
Chloë Starr
Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology
Yale Divinity School

March 16, 2018
Willis Jenkins
Professor of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

Friday, March 16 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

New North, 107
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Special Events


Students, Faculty/Staff, Public


Georgetown College, Theology





raduate Program in Theology and Religious Studies

Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Terrence Johnson

Event Contact Email

Accommodations Contact Name

Nelise Jeffrey

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