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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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  • Especially for Students
  • Presidential Theme: Scholarly Workers in Public Spaces
Graduate Student Committee
Theme: Critical Conversations: Religion and Polarized Publics
Andrew Klumpp, Southern Methodist University, Presiding
Unregistered Participant, Presiding
Saturday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center-14B (Mezzanine Level)

How do scholars of religion engage with the public, and who is “the public?” In this roundtable, a panel of scholars will address how scholars of religion begin and sustain fruitful conversation within a variety of public contexts around questions of religion, with particular attention to the polarization of the cultural climate. Panelists will draw on their own experiences of using their expertise in diverse public settings, reflecting both individually and collectively on the challenges faced when engaging the public. This conversation will highlight a variety of contexts, including the classroom, print media, workshops, blogs, media appearances and faith communities. It will also consider both everyday interactions with religion in public spaces as well as how scholars of religion engage the public in moments of crisis or heightened political and cultural tension. The roundtable will allot significant time for discussion not only among panelists but also with the audience. This Special Topics Forum is sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee.

Kristy Slominski, University of Arizona
Unregistered Participant
Jill DeTemple, Southern Methodist University
Unregistered Participant
Isaac Barnes May, University of Virginia
Rahuldeep Singh Gill, California Lutheran University