Religions and Public Life Graduate Student Working Group Conference

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

This student-led interdisciplinary seminar brought together graduate and professional students and postdocs to discuss their works-in-progress on Immigration and Religion. Their research and findings will be discussed at this conference.

Conference Schedule:

Panel One: 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

Panel Two: 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

Panel Three: Migrant Outreach and Contemporary American Protestantism

Joseph Roso: US evangelicals' attitudes towards immigration under Trump
Darwin Perry: Church support of immigrants experiencing incarceration
Andrew Carlins: Religion of immigrants to US

Panel Four: 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

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