That Johnny is Such a Tease

theyrecomingforyoubarbaraDo you know this famous scene from “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)? Well, it’s the title of our upcoming Day Lecture on religion in popular culture.

For those who can’t make it, we’ll be live tweeting from #Day2014 @StudyReligion…

Learn more about the annual Day Lecture here.
Learn more about this year’s lecturer here.

On the Shoulders of Others

Tyson

Challenging the insularity of academic research is important for all fields, including the human sciences, as Kelly Baker writes in her recent post about Neil deGrasse Tyson. This departmental blog, and several others where faculty in the department publish (Culture on the Edge, Huffington Post, Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Thinking Out Loud . . .), are an aspect of this process of making scholarship accessible to a wider audience, as these sites attract non-academic readers, no matter how widely each author conceives the audience. Of course, helping non-specialists engage difficult concepts is what professors do continually in the classroom. Continue reading