September 17, 2023 - Online - 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM CST US.
The Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop (SORAAAD) resumes its events with a roundtable to kick off a series on Religion, Authoritarianism, and Public Narratives.
This event focuses on the U.S. and features scholars and journalists Monique Moultrie
, Alana Vincent
, Chrissy Stroop
, and Kelly J. Baker
What is it to work on authoritarianism or the need to take account of it and characterize it and its impacts in association with stuff understood to be religion?
This session, in two parts, will focus on the U.S. and initiate a conversation about how we conceptualize, study, and talk to the public about white Christian Nationalism, the relationships and overlaps across religious fundamentalisms, ethnonationalist authoritarianism and mainstream beliefs as activity and permission structures and the impacts on identity, gender, rights, sexual orientation, race and immigration.
Part One: Our speakers will take up the state of public understanding and how we as scholars and journalists talk about Religion, Authoritarianism. Part one will be recorded.
Part Two: Will consist of a working session on how we address these issues in the classroom, in media, and in your research even if it is not the direct focus of your work.
SORAAAD is sponsored by Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies
, University of Regina and the Edward Bailey Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion