Virtual Event: Spring 2020 Research Workshop on "Church and State"
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:00pm
Celebrate the end of the academic year with the 2019-20 cohort of Religions and Public Life graduate fellows, as they present public talks based on their research. The virtual workshop will meet on Zoom Wednesday, April 29, 2:00-5:30PM. Each panelist will give a 6-8 minute "TEDx"-style presentation, followed by open discussion and Q&A.*Please email Amber Díaz Pearson to RSVP and receive the Zoom meeting invitation.* Panel 1: "The Good Life" in religion and politicsElsa Costa (History, Duke)Luke Olsen (Divinity, Duke).Shreya Parikh (Sociology, UNC)Panel 2: Theological underpinnings of political actions and institutionsMatthew Elmore (Divinity, Duke)Isak Tranvik (Political Science, Duke)Hannah Ridge (Political Science, Duke)Panel 3: Religious communities as sites of both worship and political actionDevran Ocal (Geography, UNC)Anna Holleman (Sociology, DukeWei Mao (MFA-EDA, Duke)Armani Porter (Bioethics & Science Policy, Duke)The 2019-20 Religions and Public Life Graduate Student Working Group focuses on the theme of "Church and State." Ten master's and doctoral students were selected out of a competitive application pool, representing nine different departments and degree programs, three schools, and two universities (Duke and UNC). Graduate Fellows developed their research interests and discussed recent scholarship during monthly meetings.