Sandry Matondo recently recruited as an “Expert” by the Database of Religious History a Digital Humanities Project at the University of British Columbia
Sandry’s area of expertise will be “Religion in Congo-Brazzaville (Christianity, Messianic Movement of Kimpa-Vita, Matsouanism, and Croix-Koma).
Kira Ganga Kieffer op-ed in Los Angeles Times
Stop dismissing all vaccine skeptics as anti-science conspiracy theorists
Infection and death rates caused by COVID-19 are raging, but the rollout of the vaccines brings new hope that the pandemic will end and we will soon be back to normal. Yet, according to a recent Pew Research study, 40% of Americans are wary of receiving a vaccine. What to do?….more
Kira Ganga Kieffer has recently been contracted by Princeton University Press to write a book based on her dissertation. This book, tentatively titled "Pure Bodies, Sacred Souls: Religion and Vaccine Skepticism in Modern American History," will trace the history and ideology of the anti-vaccination movement in American culture, with a... More
Kira Ganga Kiefer writes "Manifesting Millions: How Women's Spiritual Entrepreneurship Genders Capitalism." in Nova Religion, a journal designed to explore the alternative and novel forms of religion. You can read the article online here, or check out the abstract below for a preview. Abstract Women’s spiritual entrepreneurship offers a new way of practicing... More
Ateeb Gul's English translation of a ghazal by Perveen Shakir has been published by the Sky Island Journal (Issue 14, Fall 2020). Perveen Shakir (1952-1994) was a foremost Urdu poet of her generation and a major feminist voice in Pakistani literature. The Issue can be read in its entirety here
Ateeb Gul's paper, titled "Early Muslim Responses to the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929," wins the GCWS Motherboard Writing Prize 2020. He wrote the paper for the Women in South Asia course offered at MIT by the GCWS, a consortium of universities in the New England area that offer programs... More
Kate Stockly has been published as first author for "Women-Centered Rituals and Levels of Domestic Violence: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Ritual as a Signaling and Solidarity-Building Strategy" in the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture. Her co-authors are Stephanie Arel, Megan DeFranza, and Luke Matthews. If you or your institution... More
Chad Moore writes "Pence & Persecution Politics: An Analysis of Vice President Pence’s Speeches Before Two Groups of Persecuted Church Activists" in Religio et Lex, a journal designed to explore the intersections of religion and law in all of their various forms. You can read the article online here, or check out... More
The GPR congratulates Ph.D. Candidate Kaitlyn Martin Fox for being hired as Instructor in Religion at Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire beginning in the Fall 2020 semester. Kaitlyn specializes in the intersection of religion and literature, with a particular focus on the cultural narratives surrounding race, religion, and collective... More
Jordan Conley writes "Voting, Votive, Devotion: "I Voted" Stickers and Ritualization at Susan B. Anthony's Grave" for the journal Feminist Studies in Religion. This article was recently chosen as a Co-Winner for Third Place for the 2020 Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Award. Great job, Jordan! You can read the article online... More
Kira Ganga Kieffer writes, 'Why Some Vaccine Skeptics Are Fighting Covid-19 Restrictions', for ReligionandPolitics.org. You can read Kira's article here.
Kate Stockly has received a CMAC (The Center for Mind and Culture) Doctoral Fellowship for Fall 2020 to advance the writing of her dissertation, tentatively titled “Gender/Sex in Post-Secular Spirituality: A socio-bio-cultural interpretation of gender/sex differences and religious ritual.” CMAC offers a range of fellowship opportunities, including Doctoral Fellowships for Ph.D. More