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 14, 2018
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Georgetown University

September 28, 2018
Keri Day
Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion
Princeton Theological Seminary

October 5, 2018*
Noah Salomon
Associate Professor of Religion
Director of Middle East Studies
Carleton College

*Note Location Change:
The Berkley Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) 
[3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007]

October 19, 2018*
Todne Thomas
Assistant Professor of African American Religions (HDS)
Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)
Harvard Divinity School

*Note Location Change:
The Berkley Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) 
[3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007]

November 2, 2018
Vaughn Booker
Assistant Professor of Religion and African & African American Studies
Dartmouth College

November 7, 2018*
Laura Nasrallah
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Harvard Divinity School

*Note Location and Time Change:
The Berkley Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) 
[3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007 ]
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

December 7, 2018*
Omar Sultan Haque
Lecturer on Global Health & Social Medicine; Program in Psychiatry & Law
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
Harvard Medical School

*Note Location Change:
The Berkley Center (2nd Floor Conference Room) 
[3307 M St NW #200, Washington, DC 20007]

January 11, 2019
Jonathan Tran
Associate Professor of Religion
Baylor University

January 25, 2019
Grace Yia-Hei Kao
Associate Professor of Ethics
Co-Director of the Center for Sexuality, Gender and Religion
Claremont School of Theology

February 1, 2019
Donovan Schaefer
Assistant Professor of Material Religion & Visual Culture
University of Pennsylvania

February 15, 2019
Sarah Hammerschlag
Associate Professor of Religion & Literature, Philosophy of Religions, and History of Judaism
University of Chicago Divinity School

March 15, 2019
Neil Arner
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology
University of Notre Dame

March 29, 2019
Pamela Klassen
Professor of the Study of Religion
Vice-Dean, Undergraduate & International
University of Toronto

April 5, 2019
Nada Moumtaz
Assistant Professor of the Study of Religion
University of Toronto

April 12, 2019
Ashon Crawley
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African & African American Studies
University of Virginia

Friday, April 12, 2019 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





Graduate Program in Theology and Religious Studies

Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Terrence Johnson

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Accommodations Contact Name

Nelise Jeffrey

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