Pamela Winfield serves as panelist at AAR Annual Conference

Pamela Winfield, assistant professor of religious studies, served as a respondent to a panel on "Virtual Asian Sacred Space: Hidden Lands, Ritual Practices and Soteriological Technologies" at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference in Atlanta on Nov. 1.

Imagined utopias in Tibet, online meditation sims and “tweeting the Dalai Lama” were the focus of her comments. The joint session was co-sponsored by the AAR’s Religion and Popular Culture group and the Sacred Space in Asia group.