Religious studies students, faculty present at conference
Religious studies faculty and students attended and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion in Louisville, Ky., March 4-6.
Student presenters included Amanda Olmstead, an international studies major and Elon College Fellow. Amanda's paper, "Charlotte H.E.L.P. and the Complexities of a Justice Model," is part of a larger project mentored by Toddie Peters. Kiva Nice-Webb, a religious studies major and Honors Fellow, presented "Reconsidering the Goddess in the Saint: Reading Brigit through a Postcolonial Lens." Kiva, who is mentored by Lynn Huber, was given the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper at the conference.
Faculty presenters included Amy Allocco, "Living With The Goddess:" Sakti and the Celibate Body;" Lynn Huber, "Revealing and Resisting: Thinking about a Queer Hermeneutics through the Lens of Revelation,” and Pamela Winfield, who offered responses to papers in two panels on "Conceiving the Body in South and East Asian Religion" and "Asian Religions and Ecology: Conflicts, Contexts, and Contributions." The latter two panels were organized by Allocco and Winfield.
In addition, Toddie Peters co-led a workshop on "Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies" with a colleague from Rhodes College.