Religion in America

  • Founded
    1997
  • Seminar Number
    661

This seminar explores the role of religion in American society from cross-disciplinary perspectives: history, anthropology, literature, sociology, theology, material culture, etc. Both “religion” and “America” are broadly defined: “religion” takes into account multicultural and multifarious religious expressions in an increasingly pluralistic setting; “America” includes not merely the United States but Canada and the Caribbean as well. The members of the seminar are particularly interested in examining the religiously rich environment of New York City.


Chair
Professor Gale Kenny
gkenny@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Andrew Jungclaus
aej2131@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
The Preacher's Wife: Women and Power in American Megaministry
Kate Bowler, Duke University




10/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Writing Rural Southern Religious History in the Shadow of Trump
Alison Greene, Mississippi State University




12/04/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Animals as Rhetorical Religious Actors in Early America
Seth Perry, Princeton University
Abstract




02/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Hearts and Bones: A Week at the Glen Workshop
Ryan Harper, New York University




03/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Religion and the Emergence of an Interventionist Foreign Policy in Antebellum America
John Corrigan, Florida State University




04/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Human Nature and the Ethics of Human Enhancement
Joseph Fisher, Columbia University




05/07/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody
Melissa Wilcox, University of California, Riverside