2020 - present

The Religion and the Public Conversation project is an initiative of Center Director Jonathan Gold. It aims to raise the level of the conversation around issues of religion in public discourse, bringing value to the scholarly community both here at Princeton and at large, and also the greater public. We are employing a team of Princeton graduate students, who receive professional training in communications and the more technical aspects of audio and visual media production. Then they use this training to conduct interviews with established scholars in the relevant fields. Some of these interviews are held as public events, while others are less formal conversations. These exchanges will all be edited into accessible audio and video media and posted for public and educational use on our website. The production of these materials will benefit the graduate students pedagogically and professionally and benefit the public by providing accurate, current, and relevant content for discussions around religion today. The Center has selected Lauren R. Kerby as the Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and the Public Conversation. Dr. Kerby will pursue her own research on religion and “deep stories” while advising the graduate student team.

Religion and the Public Conversation Events

Comparative Indigeneities Among Native and Tibetan Peoples
Oct 26, 2021, 4:30 pm

Graduate student in English Ingrid Norton will interview Prof. Natalie Avalos about her work in comparative indigeneities exploring urban Indian…

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room A17
A Conversation with Claudine Michel
Nov 15, 2021, 4:30 pm

Claudine Michel, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara, engages in conversation with Postdoctoral Fellow, Eziaku Nwokocha.