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Teaching Religion: Using Anti-racist Pedagogies

We invite proposals for a co-sponsored session on teaching religion using anti-racist pedagogies. Addressing race, racism, and White privilege in religious studies and theology classes is imperative in today’s world. However, discussions and assignments related to these themes can vary drastically from one institutional context to another and may prove to be fraught for students and faculty alike. This session will feature reflections about--and possible demonstrations of--innovative and transformative ways of incorporating anti-racist pedagogies into the classroom. We are especially interested in papers that showcase how alternative approaches to teaching may challenge the boundaries between scholarship and activism, as well as how faculty meet heightened demands for transformative pedagogy fostered by students' desire to reflect on their engagement in activism and protest movements.


Molly Bassett, mbassett@gsu.edu

Kate DeConinck, kdeconinck@sandiego.edu

Michael R. Fisher Jr., michael.fisher@sjsu.edu 

Laura Stivers, laura.stivers@dominican.edu