Past Speakers:

“Women’s Education on the Roof of the World: Intentional Change for Girls and Nuns in 21st Century Ladakh”

A talk with Geshe Lobsang Tseten and Ven. Tenzen Dasel, April, 2023

Amy Hollywood“That Book Has Been Read:  Surface and Depth, Reading Susan Howe,” November, 2018

David Friedenreich, “Food and Jewishness:  Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives,” November, 2018

Natasha Mikles, “Saving our Mothers from Hell:  Gesar, Mulian, and the “Good Buddhist”.  October, 2017

"'Our Race is Our Religion':  Racial Protectionism and Religion in American White Nationalism,"

Damon Berry“‘Our Race is Our Religion’:  Racial Protectionism and Religion in American White Nationalism,” March, 2017

Chris Hedges, “The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” February, 2017

Karlene Griffiths Sekou, “Anti-Colonial Resistance and the Power of the People,” March, 2017

Fatuma Hussein“Post-Election Perspectives of Muslim Immigrant Women in Maine,” March, 2017

Nathanael Andrade“On the Trail of the Apostle Thomas throughout a Connected Afro-Eurasia,” March, 2017

Laura McTighe, “‘The System Was Designed to Fail Me’: Religion, Incarceration, and the Erasure of Black Women,” April, 2016

Charlene Sinclair, “Resurrecting the Dead: Introducing a Necro-ethic of Resistance to Mass Incarceration and Criminalization,” March, 2016

Lerone Martin, “‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window’:  The FBI and Christian America,” March, 2016

Joshua Dubler, “Why Not Prison Abolition?”  February, 2016

Christine Hoff Kraemer, “Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective:  Loving Touch as Divine Birthright,”  April, 2015.

Janet Bennion,“Progressive Polygamy in North America:  Is Plural Marriage the New Civil Rights Frontier?”  March, 2015.

Kent Brintnall, “Refusing Redemption:  Making Catholic Sex Abuse ‘Our’ Story,”  March, 2015.

Joseph Marchal, “Appa(u)lling Bodies:  Queerly Reconfiguring Paul’s Letters,”  February, 2015.

Andrew Aghapour, “Pedagogy of the Possessed: Improv Comedy in the Classroom,”  January, 2016

John Gager, “Let’s Meet Downtown at the Synagogue:  Jews and Greeks in the Ancient World,” March, 2015.

Thomas Allen Harris, filmmaker, “Through A Lens Darkly:  Black Photographers and The Emergence of A People,” March, 2015.

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.