2017-18 Colloquium on American Religion, Politics, and Culture

The Danforth Center on Religion and Politics sponsors an ongoing colloquium to foster discussion of new scholarship in the broad domains of American religion, politics, and culture.  It is a research-oriented workshop that aims to build a multidisciplinary community among students, fellows, and faculty, all drawn to the intellectual questions that animate the Center’s work.

In the upcoming academic year, the colloquium will meet on various Thursday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30p.m. in the Center’s seminar room (Umrath Hall 116), followed by refreshments and time for informal conversation. Papers for the colloquium will be distributed electronically a week in advance. If you need more information or would like to be added to the mailing list for the colloquium, please contact Leigh Schmidt (leigh.e.schmidt@wustl.edu).

2017-2018 Schedule of Presenters

September 7, 2017
Moshe Kornfeld (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “Whenever There are Jews in Need: New Orleans, Philanthropy, and the American Jewish Mainstream”

September 21, 2017
Dana Logan (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “Domestic Corporations”

October 5, 2017
Christine Croxall (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “Households of Faith: Religious Differences and Family Life in the Early Mississippi River Valley”

October 26, 2017
Krister Knapp (WashU History), “William James:  Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity”

November 9, 2017
John Inazu (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics & Law School), “The First Amendment and the University”

November 30, 2017
Laurie Maffly-Kipp (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “Religion and Modern Segregation in St. Louis:  Christ the King UCC”

January 25, 2018
Emily Dumler-Winckler (Notre Dame/SLU, Theology), “What is Modern Virtue?”

February 8, 2018
Gene Zubovich (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “American Protestants and the Antiracist Origins of Human Rights”

February 22, 2018
Lerone Martin (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “The Boss: The Religion of J. Edgar Hoover”

March 8, 2018
Valerie Elverton Dixon (Independent Scholar/formerly Andover Newton, Social Ethics), “A Phenomenology of Jeremiah Wright”

April 5, 2018
Rachel Ellis (UMSL, Sociology), “In This Place Called Prison: How Religion Structures the Social World of Incarcerated Women”

April 19, 2018
Fannie Bialek (Danforth Center on Religion and Politics), “Vulnerability in Feminist Ethics”