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Dana Lloyd

Dana Lloyd is a research fellow at the Indigenous Values Initiative. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a PhD in Religion from Syracuse University, a law degree and an LLM from Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law, and an MA in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Her book manuscript, Arguing for this Land: Rethinking Indigenous Sacred Sites, is under contract with University Press of Kansas.

Symposia

Law, Religion, and Paradoxes of Sovereignty

We are excited to bring Spencer Dew, Nicholas Shrubsole, and Méadhbh McIvor into conversation about the juridification of religion and the religification of law, about the network of relationships that are exposed to us when law and religion interact, about a shared skepticism toward religious identities, and more.

Environmental Justice and Settler Colonialism: A Political Theology of Climate Change

These questions of environmental justice become even more urgent in the face of our current crisis, as we see the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on the same communities who suffer the most from other environmental harms.

American Indian Religious Freedom

Is the framework of religious freedom suitable for the protection of American Indian sacred lands?

Essays

The Coloniality of Wilderness

I am interested in exploring and critiquing the discursive implications of designating this area as wilderness, given the history of this idea and its role in dispossessing Indigenous communities.

A Hollow Freedom: On Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association

Neither the government nor the Court doubted the religiosity of the practice for which the Yurok, Karuk, and Tolowa nations sought protection. Yet, arguments about religious freedom obscured the true issues at stake and the need for sovereign freedom.

REMINDER: CFP: Critical Theory for Political Theology, Keywords

The Political Theology Network seeks proposals for its next series of essays on Critical Theory for Political Theology 2.0 from the fields of feminist theory, queer theory, decolonial studies, Black studies, or Indigenous studies.