Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Political Theology Network has moved its Spring 2020 Workshop Series online, via Zoom. We’d like to invite any interested graduate students and faculty to join us. We will distribute pre-circulated texts to read before each workshop, and we hope you’ll consider joining the discussion.
All workshops will begin at 4:30 pm ET on the dates listed below.
For pre-circulated papers, to RSVP, or for questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30 | Ellen Charry on Supersessionism
Ellen Charry is Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Systematic Theology, Emerita, at Princeton Theological Seminary. Her books include Franz Rosenzweig on the Freedom of God (1987), By the Renewing of Your Minds: The Pastoral Function of Christian Doctrine (1997), Inquiring After God: Classic and Contemporary Readings (2000), and God and the Art of Happiness (2010). Her current research undertakes a thorough reconstruction of the theological relationship between Judaism and Christianity, currently entitled For God’s Sake: The Wall of Hostility has Come Down.
April 6 | Nikki Young on Sexuality
Nikki Young is Interim Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bucknell University, where she is also Associate Professor of Religion and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the author of Black Queer Ethics, Family, and Philosophical Imagination (Palgrave, 2016) and co-author of In Tongues of Mortals and Angels: A De-constructive Theology of Go-Talk in Acts and Paul (Fortress, 2018). She is currently writing, with Laurel Schneider, Queer Redemption: A Theology of Virtues.
April 20 | Natalie Carnes on Motherhood
Natalie Carnes is Associate Professor of Theology at Baylor University, where she is also affiliated with Women and Gender Studies. She is the author of Motherhood: A Confession (Stanford UP, 2020), Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia (Stanford, 2017), and Beauty: A Theological Engagement with Gregory of Nyssa(Cascade, 2014).
April 27 | Hanna Reichel on Digital Surveillance
Hanna Reichel is Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she directs the Center for Karl Barth Studies. She also is co-editor of Routledge’s Karl Barth Studies series. Reichel’s scholarly interests include political theology, Christology, scriptural hermeneutics, poststructuralist theory, surveillance studies, and epistemological ethics. She is currently writing a book about the relationship between the doctrine of God and surveillance technologies.
May 5 | Joshua Dubler & Vincent Lloyd on Prison Abolition
Joshua Dubler is Associate Professor of Religion at University of Rochester. He is the author of Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison (FSG, 2013) and co-author of Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons (Oxford, 2019). He is currently writing a cultural history of the concept of guilt in America.
Vincent Lloyd is Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies at Villanova University. He co-edits the journal Political Theology and edits the Oxford UP book series Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion. His books include Black Natural Law (Oxford, 2016), the co-edited Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics (Orbis, 2018), and the co-authored Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons(Oxford, 2019).