Upcoming Speakers:  

Four Part Speaker Series
Unusual Positions:  Controversial Approaches to the Study of Religion and Sexuality

Joseph Marchal, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Ball State University, “Appa(u)lling Bodies:  Queerly Reconfiguring Paul’s Letters,”  Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in Pettengill G52.

Kent Brintnall, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “Refusing Redemption:  Making Catholic Sex Abuse ‘Our’ Story,” Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12 p.m. in Commons 221/222.

Janet Bennion, Professor of Anthropology, Lyndon State College, “Progressive Polygamy in North America:  Is Plural Marriage the New Civil Rights Frontier?” Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12 p.m. in Commons 226.

Christine Hoff Kraemer, Instructor of Theology and Religious History, Cherry Hill Seminary, “Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective:  Loving Touch as Divine Birthright,” Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12 p.m. in Commons 221/222.

Past Speakers:

Russell J. Hopley“Sicily:  A Mediterranean Island at the Crossroads of Byzantium and Islam,” November, 2013.

Ali Humayun Akhtar, “Byzantium in Ottoman Clothing:  Greeks of Istanbul and the Music of Rembetiko,” November, 2013.

Maria Georgopoulou, “Venice, Byzantium, and Islam:  Trade and the Arts in the Medieval Mediterranean,”  October, 2013.

Michelle Campos“Between Empire and Nation:  Muslims, Christians, and Jews and the end of the Ottoman Empire.”  April, 2013.

Ali Humayun Akhtar“Post-Graffiti Damascus and Cairo:  Arab Street Art as a Global Aesthetic.”   March, 2013.   

Nebahat Avcioglu“Turquerie and Orientalism:  Cultural Transfer between Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries.”  March, 2013. 

David Rodríguez-Solás“Coming to Terms with Islamic Spain:  Contemporary Stagings of Early Modern Spanish Theatre.”  March, 2013.

Jeffrey Jackson, “Paris Under Water.  How The City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910.”  April, 2010.