PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

To return to the Welcome Page, please click here.

For questions or support, email

To return to the AAR website, click here.

Online Program Book

Evangelical Studies Unit
Theme: Who Gets to Define Evangelicalism?
Vincent Bacote, Wheaton College, Presiding
Saturday - 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Convention Center-Mile High 4F (Lower Level)

Reflecting on leading figures and important features of the evangelical movement, this panel of scholars, working from different academic disciplines and from different starting points will offer four presentations on the sessions' guiding question, "Who Gets to Define Evangelicalism?"

The Evangelical Studies Group will be holding its business meeting over breakfast, Saturday, November 17th, at 7:00 am at a nearby restaurant TBD.

Ronald Potter, Hinds Community College
Robert P. Jones, Public Religion Research Institute
Oscar Garcia-Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Jessica Wong, Azusa Pacific University
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
Animals and Religion Unit
Theme: Race, Gender, Animals, and Theology: Trouble at the Intersection
David Clough, University of Chester, Presiding
Monday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center-Mile High 1B (Lower Level)

While racial-ethnic minorities have been involved in both scholarship and activism that lies at the intersection of animals, ethics, and religion, a persistent reality about the emergent field of religion and animals is that it has primarily attracted those who are white, privileged, and highly educated. To be sure, there are tensions involved in thinking religion, race, gender, and animals that are evident when one theologizes about such matters. These tensions are particularly acute for minoritized communities because attention to non-human animals can, and generally has, been accompanied by a neglect of attention to issues of racial justice. Our panel, comprised of members drawn from three historically underrepresented racial-ethnic communities, seeks to address how theologizing about animals has been inattentive to or an obstacle to attending to intersectional issues of race and gender, and will address whether and how theological scholarship about animals can be reformed in response.

Willie J. Jennings, Yale University
Melanie L. Harris, Texas Christian University
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
Elaine Nogueira-Godsey, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Jeania Ree Moore, General Board of Church and Society
Christopher Carter, University of San Diego
Business Meeting:
Barbara Ambros, University of North Carolina
David Clough, University of Chester
Program Committee
Theme: Committee Meeting
Kathryn McClymond, Georgia State University, Presiding
Monday - 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center-707 (Street Level)


Julie Byrne, Hofstra University
José I. Cabezón, University of California, Santa Barbara
Amy DeRogatis, Michigan State University
Martha L Finch, Missouri State University
Unregistered Participant
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina
Tracey Hucks, Colgate University
Tao Jiang, Rutgers University
Santiago H. Slabodsky, Hofstra University
Deborah Whitehead, University of Colorado
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College