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February 2018

Religion and the American Normal

February 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - February 10, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

This conference will explore the intersections of religion and constructions of the normal in twentieth and twenty-first-century American life. We consider three broad themes: the creation of American religious norms, the work religion has done to produce and maintain notions of the normal American, and the ways in which certain religious perspectives have become normalized in American political and social life. The first session, “Norming Religions,” will focus on the production of a religious mainstream and margins (declaring certain groups…

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Job Discrimination against Arab Muslims in the United States

February 12, 2018 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Grace Yukich

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Grace Yukich, Associate Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University. Dr. Yukich is a sociologist whose research, writing, and teaching focus on immigration, religion, social movements & politics, race & ethnicity, and culture. Her first book, One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America (2013, Oxford University Press), is an ethnographic study of how immigration is changing the relationship between religion and politics in the United States, especially migration from Latin America. She is…

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Doll Interview on Religion and Money with Ann Fudge

February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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April 2018

Superstition and Magic in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

April 20, 2018

Princeton’s twenty-fourth annual interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Medieval Studies In an age when authorities attempt to assault our modern modes of critical thinking, the term “superstition” and its premodern associations take on rearranged values. Current political discourse denounces fake news and climate change as humbug with a zeal not unlike that of medieval and early modern establishments censuring false prophets and fallacious astrologers. Our conference proposes to bring the work of graduate students in various disciplines together in dialogue to…

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