Religion, Race & Racism: Transnational Conversations Seminar Series

Convenors: Katie Gaddini, Dunya Habash and Lea Taragin-Zeller
Dates: March 3, March 11 and March 22,  15:30 – 16:30 GMT/ 17:30 – 18:30 IST

Event description:

From the rise of white Christian nationalism in the United States to
anti-immigration rhetoric against ‘Muslim refugees’ in Europe, the
imbrication of race, racism and religion extends across geographic
locations, social settings, and political contexts. As xenophobia and
discrimination surge around the globe, religion and race are often
conflated in everyday violence, yet their relationship is undertheorized
in scholarly research. This seminar series ‘Religion, Race and Racism:
Transnational Conversations’, brings emerging and senior scholars into
conversation. In doing so, we reject a single-issue approach to the
study of key social and political events, and push for an intersectional
approach to the study of race, racism and religion. By facilitating
conversations between leading scholars examining the relationship
between race and religion, this series offers divergent perspectives,
opposing views, and creative theorizations to offer fresh analytical
tools for an urgent area of study.

The first seminar “Encounters of Race, Religion and Biomedicine” will
take place on March 3 between 15:30 – 16:30, with Dr. Mwenza Blell
(University of Newcastle), Dr. Risa Cromer (Purdue University) and Dr.
Noah Tamarakin (Cornell University) and Dr. Lea Taragin Zeller
(Technion and Cambridge)

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