I co-founded and co-chair (with Todd Krulak of Samford University) the Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity Seminar for the Society of Biblical Literature in 2017. The three-year seminar investigates the usefulness of the categories “religion” and “philosophy” to the late ancient world, since they are not mutually excusive and delineation of them occur predominantly in polemical and apologetic discourses. The seminar will culminate in an edited volume.
I am also co-editing (with Gabriel McKee of NYU) a volume titled Religion and Theology in the DC Universe, under contract with Lexington Books and Fortress Academic in their Theology and Pop Culture series. (We’re still accepting abstracts until October 31!).
Holy submission, Batman. That sounds like an invitation.
Having followed you on Twitter for sometime, it seems that you are always on the move intellectually. Do you think there is more to come on this project, or are you plotting something else for the future?
In a completely different vein, I joined the social justice working group of American University’s first year program. The group is currently working on a study of anti-racist training and pedagogy among academic advisors.
As I reflect on your areas of interest and the way you narrate them, it seems to me that you have a real interest in students. Do you see any connections between your teaching and scholarship?
More broadly, I love how, for both student and scholar, religious studies allows us to explore how we classify and the politics of our classifications. Put another way, religious studies asks how humans create order and meaning and how that process is never a value-neutral activity.