Events

Due to social distancing measures, all events will take place via Zoom until further notice. 



Book Celebration: Jolyon Baraka Thomas, Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan

Jolyon Thomas, University of Pennsylvania
Jan 21, 2021 at -

A celebration of Professor Thomas's 2019 University of Chicago Press book, which received an Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion (Analytical-Descriptive Studies) from the American Academy of Religion in…



Is the Talmud Racist?

Mira Wasserman, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, & Steve Weitzman, University of Pennsylvania
Jan 28, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" speaker series



Zakhor: Alex Haley’s Roots, Scriptures, and the Race for America

Richard Newton, University of Alabama
Feb 4, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion," lecture series.



Book Celebration: J. Brent Crosson, Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad

J. Brent Crosson, University of Texas, Austin
Feb 4, 2021 at -

A celebration of J. Brent Crosson's 2020 book, Experiments with Power: Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad



Islamic Origins from the Perspective of Enslaved Persons: A View from Below

Elizabeth Urban, West Chester University
Feb 4, 2021 at -

A talk in the Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins "Popular Piety" series.



Jews and the Religion of Whiteness

J. Kameron Carter, University of Indiana at Bloomington
Feb 11, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" lecture series.



Religious Studies Colloquium: Brannon Ingram (Title TBD)

Brannon Ingram, Northwestern University
Feb 11, 2021 at -

Brannon Ingram (Northwestern) will join us to discuss work in progress. 



Religion and White Supremacy in the United States

Sophie Bjork-James, Vanderbilt University
Feb 18, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" lecture series.



Book Launch: Megan Eaton Robb, Print & the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, & Urban Life in Colonial India

Megan Eaton Robb, University of Pennsylvania
Feb 18, 2021 at -

A celebration of Dr. Megan Eaton Robb's new book, Print & the Urdu Public: Muslims, Newspapers, & Urban Life in Colonial India



Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s

Marc Dollinger, San Francisco State University
Feb 25, 2021 at -

A talk in the "Jews, Race, and Religion" lecture series.