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Professor Nancy Ammerman will serve a two-year term as Director of the Graduate Division of Religious and Theological Studies (DRTS). The DRTS “is Boston University’s home for academic graduate study of religion and theology. [Their] mission is to train scholars of religion who will distinguish themselves through research, teaching, and service to universities, colleges, seminaries, and the world at large.” (1)
Professor Ammerman has been a member of Boston University since 2003, and previously served as Chair of the Sociology Department from 2007 until this past June. Her most recent book, “Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life,” was published earlier this year, and “examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor’s office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual.” (2)
Professor Nancy Ammerman will speak as one of three panelist for BU’s Road to Washington: Conversations on the 2012 American Elections. Professor Ammerman will join Professor Randall Ellis (Economics) and Professor David Glick (Political Science) to weigh in on the role religion will play in the 2012 Elections.
When: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 7:00PM
Where: Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, School of Management, 9th Floor.
For more information, please see flyer.
EDIT: Due to Hurricane Sandy, this panel has been cancelled.
Professor Nancy Ammerman was a guest on WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” on Monday, October 15th, discussing a new survey showing a significant increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated people.
When Pres. Obama endorsed gay marriage, he noted that his faith tells him that the Golden Rule is a key value. In a Huffington Post column yesterday, writer David Gibson explores the importance of the Golden Rule in American culture, quoting research by Prof. Nancy Ammerman. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11/obama-gay-marriage-golden-rule_n_1507912.html.
This year’s meeting of the SSSR, in Denver, featured a dozen BU contributors. Presenters included students and faculty from the Psychology and Religion departments, as well as Sociology. Sociology graduate student Roman Williams presented “Lived Religion Beyond Borders: Evangelical Christianity in the Everyday Lives of International Students in the USA.” Mia Diaz-Edelman presented “A Burning Issue: Motivating Factors for Activists in the Immigrant Rights Movement.” Amy Moff Hudec and Chair, Nancy Ammerman, each convened sessions, and Sociology/Social Work student Sarah Garlington presented “The Role of Religion in Conceptions of the Welfare State.” In addition, Steve Offutt (PhD 09) presented “Exporters of Religion: Evangelicals in the Global South.”