Religions and Public Life Graduate Student Working Group Conference

May 6, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This event represents the culmination of the efforts of a year-long graduate student working group composed of Duke and UNC students working at the intersection of immigration and religion. Students have met monthly throughout the school year to develop their projects and receive feedback from the collegial environment of the working group.

The Nation-State and Its Others
Nurlan Kabdylkhak: Russian imperial state vis-à-vis Muslim subjects
Elsa Costa: Early modern xenophobia in Spain
Perry Sweitzer: Relationship between religion and citizenship in the US
Respondent: Dr. Susan Pennybacker

Islam and Representations of Belonging
Ehsan Sheikholharam Mashhadi: European spaces' attempted incorporation of Muslim identity
Iris Gilad: Missing the Middle East in women's art
Allison Wattenbarger: Trends in Palestinian liberation theology
Respondent: Dr. Malachi Hacohen

Migrant Outreach and Contemporary American Protestantism (1:20pm - 1:55pm EST)
Joseph Roso: US evangelicals' attitudes towards immigration under Trump
Darwin Perry: Church support of immigrants experiencing incarceration
Andrew Carlins: Religion of immigrants to US
Respondent: Dr. Bruce Lawrence

Theologies of Migration and Home
Joshua Strayhorn: Religion in black migration
Alberto La Rosa Rojas: Theology of home among migrants to the US
Eric Shin-fung Hung: How the migrant church became an indigenous church in Hong Kong
Respondent: Dr. Matthew Cressler

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