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Religion and Public Life Workshop Schedule

2013-2014

Spring 2014

Wednesday, February 5
Beth Stroud, "Ye Chosen Seed of Israel's Race:  A Preliminary Exploration of Eugenic Sermons"
Gill Frank, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 12
Margarita Mooney, " Resilient, Coping or Stuck? Traumatic Life Events and Human Flourishing Among Young Adults"
Steve Snell, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 19
Steve Snell, TBA
Mike Hoffman, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 26
Erin Johnston, "Keeping Practitioners Engaged:  Interpreting Failure, Sustaining Commitment and Cultivating the Spiritual Self"
George Laufenberg, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 5
Allison Schnable, "Big Data, Small NGOs, and Religion"
Adam Murphree, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 12
Hillary Kaell, "Born Again Seeking:  Exploring the Gentile Majority in Messianic Judaism"
Erin Johnston, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 19
Spring Break
No Meeting
 
Wednesday, March 26
Adam Murphree, "Too Much Sociology?  The Use and Abuse of Social Science in Evangelical Church Planting"
Jonathan Lea, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 2
Alf Garcia, "Digital Contact, Facebook, and Levels of Tolerance Toward Muslims"
Allison Schnable, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 9
Samantha Jaroszewski, "A Proposal for the Sociological Investigation of Human Well-Being:  Positive Emotion, Relationships, Meaning and Altruism"
Sera Chung, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 16
Mike Hoffman, "Religion, Sectarianism, and Democracy:  Evidence from Iraq"
Alf Garcia, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 23
Gill Frank, "The ERA Missionary Project:  Liberal Feminism and Political and Religious Conversion in the 1980s"
Beth Stroud, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 30
Kati Li, "Christian Therapists' Interactions with Clients:  Constructing Selves and Navigating Religious Differences"
Adam Murphree, respondent

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 11
Steven Snell, "Partisan Flocks: The Constraining Role of congregation-level Partisanship on Individual Voting Behavior"
Alf Garcia, respondent

Wednesday, September 18
Adam Murphree, "A Season of Storms: How New York City's Christian Leaders Talked about Chimate Change and the Environment after Superstorm Sandy"
Katie Douglass, respondent
 
Wednesday, September 25
George Laufenberg, "Experience and Authority at Play"
Jan An Haack, respondent
 
Wednesday, October 2
Erin Johnston, TBA
Allison Schnable, respondent
 
Wednesday, October 9
Allison Schnable, "Volun-trepreneurs: New American NGOs and their County-Level Predictors"
Practice Job Talk Format, no respondent
 
Wednesday, October 16
Katie Douglass, "A National Study on Confirmation Practices in Five Mainline Denominations"
Gill Frank, respondent
 
Wednesday, October 23
Sera Chung, "Composing Spiritual Belonging at the Political Limits of Citizenship"
Mike Hoffman, respondent
 
Wednesday, October 30
Fall Break
No meeting
 
Wednesday, November 6
Jan an Haack, "Have You Spread the 'Good News'? Evangelical Mission as an Economy of Affect"
Adam Murphree, respondent
 
Wednesday, November 13
Mike Hoffman, "Religion, Group Interest, and Democracy"
Steve Snell, respondent
 
Wednesday, November 20
Alf Garcia, "The Life and Death of Stigmatized Organizations: The Case of Nonbelief Groups"
Erin Johnston, respondent
 
Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Recess
No meeting
 
Wednesday, December 4
Gill Frank, "'Think about that Special Man Who's on His Way Home to You': The Sexual Politics of Conservative Women's Defense of Marriage in the 1970s"
Sera Chung, respondent
 
Wednesday, December 11
Kati Li, "Dealing with Difference and Diversity: Christian Therapists' Interactions with Clients"
Jonathan Lea, respondent

2012-2013

Spring 2013

Wednesday, February 6
Steven Snell, "Partisan Flocks"
Allison Schnable, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 13
Katie Douglass, "Findings from a Faith and Art Study on PC(USA) Young Adults"
Kati Li, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 20
Sera Chung, "The Arts and Diasporic Bodies"
Megan Brankley Abbas, respondent
 
Wednesday, February 27
Adam Murphree, "Church from Scratch:  Church Planting and Religious Decision Making
in New York's Religious Economy"
Dan Vaca, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 6
Erin Johnston, "Learning to Teach:  Investigating How Training Shifts Motivations for
and Experiences of Yogic Practice"
Alf Garcia, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 13
Kati Li, "Christian Therapists' Interactions with the Secular Mental Health Professions"
Adam Murphree, respondent
 
Wednesday, March 20
Spring Break
No Meeting
 
Wednesday, March 27
Allison Schnable, "What NGOs Talk about When They Talk about Aid"
Steven Snell, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 3
Andrew Johnson, "Beyond Coping:  Pentecostalism and Dignity Inside of Prison"
Katie Douglass, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 10
George Laufenberg, "On the Translaltion of Tradition and the Tradition of Translation"
Erin Johnston, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 17
Megan Brankley Abbas, "Islamic Modernism, Development, and the University of Chicago"
George Laufenberg, respondent
 
Wednesday, April 24
Alf Garcia, "Non-religious Organizations and County-level Predictors"
Andrew Johnson, respondent
 
Wednesday, May 1
Dan Vaca, "Going Public:  Commerce and Consciousness in American Religious History"
Beth Stroud, respondent
 
Wednesday, May 8
Beth Stroud, TBA
Sera Chung, respondent

Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 19

Beth Stroud , "Race, Religion, and Reform:  US Progressivism and 'White Slavery' at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"

George Laufenberg , respondent

Wednesday, September 26

Allison Schnable , "Volun-trepreneurs:  New American NGOs and their County-Level Predictors"

Alf Garcia , respondent

Wednesday, October 3

Andrew Johnson , "If I Give My Soul:  Pentecostal Practice in Brazilian Prisons"

Allison Schnable , respondent

Wednesday, October 10

George Laufenberg , "The Metaphysics of Licensure:  Clinical Boundaries and Sacred Teachings in US Mental Health Care"

Andrew Johnson , respondent

Wednesday, October 17

Alf Garcia , "Disaffiliated Nones in Manhattan:  Project Proposal"

Steven Snell , respondent

Wednesday, October 24

Megan Brankley Abbas , "Academic and an Islamic Reformation?:  The Case of McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies"

Matty Lichtenstein , respondent

Wednesday, October 31

Fall Break

No meeting

Wednesday, November 7

Erin Johnston , "Becoming a Yogi:  Investigating the Social Transmission of Embodied Knowledge in a Yoga Teacher

Training Program"

Daniel Vaca , respondent

Wednesday, November 14

Matty Lichtenstein , "Emerging Adults and the Religious Encounter:  A Case Study"

Kati Li , respondent

Wednesday, November 21

Jim Gibbon , "Official Friday Sermons in Turkey"

Megan Brankley Abbas , respondent

Wednesday, November 28

Kati Li , "Christian Counselors' Interactions with the Professional Field"

Beth Stroud , respondent

Wednesday, December 5

Daniel Vaca , "Evangelical Books in and of the Marketplace"

Jim Gibbon , respondent

Wednesday, December 12

Steven Snell , "The Nature of Church-Based Political Norms"

Erin Johnston , respondent

2011-2012

Spring 2012

February 8
Amandine Barb, "'You Can Be Good Without God':  Non-Believers in 21st Century American Society"
Beth Stroud, respondent
 
February 15
LiErin Probasco, "Patrons and Godparents:  Intimacy and Inequality in Cross-National Ties"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent
 
February 22
Alex Wamboldt, "Multiple Geographies of Israel and Palestine"
Kati Li , respondent
 
February 29
Carol Ann MacGregor, "The Lonely Crowd:  How Local Religious Context Shapes the Social and Civic Lives of the Non-Religious"
Erin Johnston , respondent
 
March 7
Beth Stroud, "Migrations:  Geography, Class Mobility, and Religion in Two Small Black Protestant Congregations"
Daniella Nahmias, respondent
 
March 14
Trent Fuenmayor, "A Comparative Study of Religious and Secular Aid Organizations in East Africa"
Alex Wamboldt, respondent
 
 March 21
Spring Break
No Meeting
 
March 28
Erin Johnston, "'I Was Always This Way…':  Rhetorics of Continuity in Narratives of Conversion"
Brad Smith, respondent
 
April 4
Jaeeun Kim, "Ethnography of a Korean Chinese Church"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
 
April 11
Doug Gildow, "How and What the Chinese Regime Thinks about Religion"
Andrew Lewis, respondent
 
April 18
Daniella Nahmias, "Being Shia in Sodertalje"
Doug Gildow, respondent
 
April 25
Brad Smith, "Evangelical Executives and the Economics of Virtue"
Jaeeun Kim, respondent
 
May 2
Kati Li,"Resistance or Accommodation? Christian Counselors Negotiate Professional Fields, Medicalization and Religious Identities"
Trent Fuenmayor, respondent
 
May 9
Andrew Lewis , "Religious Networks and Supreme Court Advocacy"
Amandine Barb , respondent
 

Fall 2011

 
Wednesday, September 21
Introductions
Brief statements about interests and projects
Wednesday, September 28
Beth Stroud, "Pound for Pound:  Two Small Independent Churches and Their Social Impact"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, October 5
Jaeeun Kim, "Seeking Asylum, Finding God:  The Ethnic Church and Korean Chinese Migration to the United States"
Doug Gildow, respondent
Wednesday, October 12
LiErin Probasco, "Coming Home Changed?  Making Religious Voluntarism Make Sense in Ordinary Life"
Daniella Nahmias, respondent
Wednesday, October 19
Daniella Nahmias, "Between Religious and Ethnic Determinism:  Sweden's Far Right in Sodertalje, Sweden"
Amandine Barb, respondent
Wednesday, October 26
Erin Johnston, "Spiritual Practice as Embodied Experience"
Alex Wamboldt, respondent
Wednesday, November 2
Fall Break
No meeting
Wednesday, November 9
Kati Li, "The Impact of Medicalization on the Professionalization of Christian Counseling"
Beth Stroud, respondent
Wednesday, November 16
Andrew Lewis, "Solidarity and Discord in Interest Group Memberships:  How Social Context Affects Interest Group
     Learning and Participation"
Erin Johnston, respondent
Wednesday, November 23
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Affecting the Catholic School Effect:  Racial and Ethnic Differences in Catholic School Closures"
Brad Smith, respondent
Wednesday, November 30
Alex Wamboldt, "Masculine Attraction, Desire, and Institutional Mediation in Israel and Palestine"
Samuel Goldman, respondent
Wednesday, December 7
Brad Smith, "Evangelical Executives Negotiate Faith and Business"
Andrew Lewis, respondent
Wednesday, December 14
Doug Gildow, "The Religion in and the Religion of Chinese Education"
Jaeeun Kim, respondent

2010-2011

Spring 2011

Wednesday, February 2
Annie Blazer, "The Making of an Athlete of God"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, February 9
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Catholic School Closures"
Erin Johnston, respondent
Wednesday, February 16
Grace Yukich, "The New Sanctuary Movement"
April Armstrong, respondent
Wednesday, February 23
Alicia Juskewycz, "United States Religious Freedom Claims and Global Social Inequalities, 1990-2010"
Allison Schnable, respondent
Wednesday, March 2
LiErin Probasco, "The Power of Presence?  International Religious Travelers' Attitudes toward Global Poverty"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent
Wednesday, March 9
Erin Johnston, "'I Was Always This Way…':  The 'True Self' in Neo-Pagan Conversion Narratives"
Liza Steele, respondent
Wednesday, March 16
Spring Break
No meeting
Wednesday, March 23
Allison Schnable, "Even at My Age:  Religious Socialization in a Youth Gospel Choir"
Grace Yukich, respondent
Wednesday, March 30
Brad Smith, "The Social Conscience of Evangelical Executives"
Kati Li, respondent
Wednesday, April 6
Kati Li, "Exploring Evangelical Therapeutic Culture Over Time:  An Analysis Using the General Social Survey"
Brad Smith, respondent
Wednesday, April 13
Liza Steele, "How Countries' Religious Composition Affects Attitudes toward Inequality and Welfare Policies"
Alicia Juskewycz, respondent
Wednesday, April 20
April Armstrong, "'I Don't Know Why He Chose the Jews'"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, April 27
Michael Lindsay, "God in the Corner Office?  How Religion Advances and Inhibits Professional Mobility in the Higher Circles"
 
Grace Yukich, respondent

2010-2011

Spring 2011

Wednesday, February 2
Annie Blazer, "The Making of an Athlete of God"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, February 9
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Catholic School Closures"
Erin Johnston, respondent
Wednesday, February 16
Grace Yukich, "The New Sanctuary Movement"
April Armstrong, respondent
Wednesday, February 23
Alicia Juskewycz, "United States Religious Freedom Claims and Global Social Inequalities, 1990-2010"
Allison Schnable, respondent
Wednesday, March 2
LiErin Probasco, "The Power of Presence?  International Religious Travelers' Attitudes toward Global Poverty"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent
Wednesday, March 9
Erin Johnston, "'I Was Always This Way…':  The 'True Self' in Neo-Pagan Conversion Narratives"
Liza Steele, respondent
Wednesday, March 16
Spring Break
No meeting
Wednesday, March 23
Allison Schnable, "Even at My Age:  Religious Socialization in a Youth Gospel Choir"
Grace Yukich, respondent
Wednesday, March 30
Brad Smith, "The Social Conscience of Evangelical Executives"
Kati Li, respondent
Wednesday, April 6
Kati Li, "Exploring Evangelical Therapeutic Culture Over Time:  An Analysis Using the General Social Survey"
Brad Smith, respondent
Wednesday, April 13
Liza Steele, "How Countries' Religious Composition Affects Attitudes toward Inequality and Welfare Policies"
Alicia Juskewycz, respondent
Wednesday, April 20
April Armstrong, "'I Don't Know Why He Chose the Jews'"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, April 27
Michael Lindsay, "God in the Corner Office?  How Religion Advances and Inhibits Professional Mobility in the Higher Circles"
 
Grace Yukich, respondent

Fall 2010

Wednesday, September 22
Introductions
Brief statements about interests and projects
Wednesday, September 29
Erin Johnston, "E Pluribus Unum or 'Hunkering Down':  Racial Diversity and Social Engagement in
US Congregations
Carol Ann MacGregor , respondent
Wednesday, October 6
Carol Ann MacGregor , "The Role of Religious Competition in Catholic School Closings"
Alicia Juskewycz , respondent
Wednesday, October 13
Allison Schnable , "Even at My Age:  Forging Racial and Cultural Identity and Community in a Youth
Gospel Choir"
Grace Yukich, respondent
Wednesday, October 20
Grace Yukich , "The New Sanctuary Movement"
Erin Johnston , respondent
Wednesday, October 27
April Armstrong , "'I Don't Know Why He Chose the Jews':  Southern Baptists, Jews, and the
American Public Square"
Brad Smith , respondent
Wednesday, November 3
Fall Break
No meeting
Wednesday, November 10
Brad Smith , "The Great Recession and Faith in Business"
April Armstrong , respondent
Wednesday, November 17
Elaine Ecklund , TBA
Rice University
Wednesday, November 24
TBA
Wednesday, December 1 
Alicia Juskewycz , "Religious Freedom and Harm"
Grace Yukich , respondent
Wednesday, December 8
LiErin Probasco , "A Moral Economy of Difference:  Transnational Encounters in Short-Term
Humanitarian Aid"
Allison Schnable , respondent
Wednesday, December 15
Kati Li , "Reevaluating the Relationship Between Religious Participation and Father Engagement"
LiErin Probasco, respondent

2009-2010

Spring 2010

Wednesday, February 3
Allison Schnable, "American Churchgoers' Attitudes toward Foreign Poverty"
Phillip Connor, respondent
Wednesday, February 10
Liza Steele, "Multiple Religious Identities"
Pablo Landa Ruiloba, respondent
Wednesday, February 17
Phillip Connor, "Facilitation: Religion and Immigrant Incorporation"
Jayanti Owens, respondent
Wednesday, February 24
Kati Li, "Religion and Race in Fathering"
Liza Steele, respondent
Wednesday, March 3
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Secular and Liminal: Decomposing Religious Nones"
Rebecca Sager, respondent
Wednesday, March 10
Pablo Landa Ruiloba, "Notes on the History of Church Architecture in 20th Century Mexico"
Bridget Purcell, respondent
Wednesday, March 17
Spring Break
No meeting
Wednesday, March 24
Rebecca Sager, "Sacred Places, Secular Purposes: Political Engagement and Congregations"
Kati Li, respondent
Wednesday, March 31
Molly Farneth, "The Problem with Multiculturalism: A Case Study in Crown Heights, Brooklyn"
Eric Johnson, respondent
Wednesday, April 7
Bridget Purcell, "What Has Abraham Got to Do with Ataturk?  State and Pilgrimage in Southeast Turkey"
Allison Schnable, respondent
Wednesday, April 14
LiErin Probasco, "Rituals of Donation and Power Asymmetry in International Humanitarian Aid"
Molly Farneth, respondent
Wednesday, April 21
Eric Johnson, "Stories in Congregations, Stories of Congregations"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, April 28
Jayanti Owens, "How Much Does Faith Figure? Childhood and College Religiosity and College Academic Performance"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent

Fall 2009

Wednesday, September 23
Introductions
Brief statements about interests and projects
Wednesday, September 30
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Catholic School Closures: Contemporary Crisis or Continuing Concern?"
Eric Johnson, respondent
Wednesday, October 7
Phillip Connor, "Do Immigrants Religiously Assimilate? Contextualizing Immigrant Religious
Participation in Western Europe, the United States, and Canada" (practice job talk)
Wednesday, October 14
Jim Gibbon, "Sermons of the State: Religious Regulation and the Production of Islamic Sermons
in Turkey" (Practice Job Talk}
Wednesday, October 21
Molly Farneth, "Scapegoats, Sacrifice, and the Politics of Loss"
Jayanti Owens, respondent
Wednesday, October 28
Amy Reynolds, "Values, Market Evaluations, and Networks: Trade Discourse in the Americas"
(Practice Job Talk)
Wednesday, November 4
Fall Break
No meeting
Wednesday, November 11
LiErin Probasco, "Encountering Difference in Short Term Missions"
Kati Li, respondent
Wednesday, November 18
Eric Johnson, "Pivotal Pastors? Interpreting Congregational Turning Points"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, November 25
Rebecca Sager,  "Understanding the Processes of How Social Movements Matter:  Implementation of State Faith-Based Initiatives Over Time"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent
Wednesday, December 2
Bridget Purcell, "Movement: Sacred Space and its Draws
Molly Farneth, respondent
Wednesday, December 9
Jayanti Owens, "How Much Does Faith Figure? Religiosity, College Major, and
Academic Performance"  Allison Schnable, respondent
Wednesday, December 16
Pablo Landa Ruiloba, "The Catholic Church, the State and the Meanings of Modern
Architecture in 20th Century Mexico"
Rebecca Sager, respondent

Spring 2009

Wednesday, February 4
Eric Johnson, "The Structural Roots of Connextion: Denominational Cohesion & Pastor Labor Markets"
Phillip Connor, respondent
Wednesday, February 11
Alicia Juskewycz, "The FLDS and Harm in Isolationist Religious Groups"
Levi McLaughlin, respondent
Wednesday, February 18
Jayanti Owens, "Religiosity and Immigrant-Native Differences in College Performance"
Eric Johnson, respondent
Wednesday, February 25
Justin Farrell, "Virtually Christian:   A Denominational Typology of Congregation Web Sites"
Alicia Juskewycz, respondent
Wednesday, March 4
Carol Ann MacGregor, "Creating a Catholicism 'Strictness' Index"
Daniel Escher, respondent
Wednesday, March 11
LiErin Probasco, "Short-Term Mission Trips"
Justin Farrell, respondent 
Wednesday, March 18
Spring Break
No meeting
Wednesday, March 25
Levi McLaughlin, "Soka Gakkai"
Intisar Rabb, respondent
Wednesday, April 1
Phillip Connor, "A Balm for the Soul: Immigrant Religion and Emotional Well-Being"
Jayanti Owens, respondent
Wednesday, April 8
Intisar Rabb, "The Moral Theology of Punishment in Islamic Law"
Mark Robinson, respondent
Wednesday, April 15
Liza Steele, "A Gift from God: Poverty, Religion and Adolescent Motherhood in Urban Brazil"
LiErin Probasco, respondent
Wednesday, April 22
Anthony Petro, "AIDS and the Religious Politics of Public Health"
Carol Ann MacGregor, respondent
Wednesday, April 29
Mark Robinson, "Neuroethics and Morality"
Anthony Petro, respondent