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2015



This section provides you with information regarding the Religion and Diversity Project team members who participated in conferences in 2015.


 

May 1-2 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR 
May 30-June 2    Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR)
June 1-5 Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)
June 17-20 2015 CESNUR Conference 
July 2-5 International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)   
July 7-9 British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion (Socrel)
August 20-22 Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)
August 23-29 World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions
October 23-25 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
November 21-24  American Academy of Religion (AAR)



2015 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the AAR

May 1-2, 2015
McGill University, Montréal, Québec
Conference Programme


Donald Boisvert (Concordia University)

Speaker
Session: 
Session 3 - Bring me a Higher Love 2: Poetry and Devotion in Action
Date and time: May 1, 2015, 3pm-4:45pm

 


Student Team Members


Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier (University of Montréal) and Raphaël Mathieu Legault-Laberge (Université de Sherbrooke)

Speaker
Session: Session 3 - Desire and Devotion in Pop Culture
Date and time: May 1, 2015, 3pm-5:15pm


Ian Alexander Cuthbertson (Queen's University)

Speaker
Session: Session 7 -  Close to Home 2: Devotion and Identity in Montreal
Date and time:  May 2, 2015, 3pm-4:15pm


Canadian Society for the Study of Religion 
2015 Annual Meeting - Congress 2015

May 30 - June 2, 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Conference Programme


Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa)

Speaker
Title:
 Younger Adult Religious Identities in Canada: From Bounded & Exclusive to Open & Elusive
Panel: Diversity, Identity, Representation: Religion and Diversity Research Projects
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm 


Donald Boisvert (Concordia University)

Speaker
Title:
 Clericalism, Masculinity and Abuse in Roman Catholic Culture
Session: Religion and Gender I
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm 


Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria)

Round Table Presider
Round Table:
 50 Years of Religious Studies in Canada: A Personal Retrospective by Harold Coward
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm


Susan Palmer (Concordia University)

Speaker
Title: Government Raids on Radical Religions in Canada, 1953-2014: Etiology, Efficacy and Implications for Religious Freedom
Session: Religion in Canada Contemporary Studies II
Date and time: June 2, 2015, 9am-10:30am


Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University)

Speaker
Title:
 Muslim Women and Media: An International Perspective
Panel: Diversity, Identity, Representation: Religion and Diversity Research Projects
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm

Presider
Panel: Youth in Canada: Religion, Gender, Sexuality
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm

Participant
Round Table: Internet, Religiosity and Canadian Muslims Online
Date and time: June 2, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm


Heather Shipley (University of Ottawa)

Presider
Session: 
Spiritual but Not Religious
Date and time:  May 31, 2015, 9am-10:30am

Presider
Panel: 
Diversity, Identity, Representation: Religion and Diversity Research Projects
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm

Presider
Session: Religion and Gender II 
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm

Speaker
Title:
 Youth in Canada: Sexuality
Panel:
 Youth in Canada: Religion, Gender, Sexuality
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm  


Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University) and Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Speakers
Title:
 Evangelicals in Canada: Priorities and Purposes
Panel: Diversity, Identity, Representation: Religion and Diversity Research Projects
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm


Pamela Dickey Young (Queen's University)

Speaker
Title:
 Youth in Canada: Gender
Panel: Youth in Canada: Religion, Gender, Sexuality
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm

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Postdoctoral Fellows and Student Team Members


May Al-Fartousi (University of Ottawa)

Speaker
Title:
 'I Am a Normal Girl': Shi'i Muslim Canadian Female Students' Experiences in Elementary Schools
Session: Islam 
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm 


Alyshea Cummins and Scott Craig (University of Ottawa)

Speakers
Title: Younger Adult Religious Identities in Canada: From Bounded & Exclusive to Open & Elusive
Panel: Diversity, Identity, Representation: Religion and Diversity Research Projects
Date and time: May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm


Christine L. Cusack (University of Ottawa)

Presider
Panel: Religion and Education in Canada I
Date and time:  May 31, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15

Presider
Panel: 
Religion and Education in Canada II
Date and time:  May 31, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm

Speaker
Title: Voices of resistance and counter discourse from the classroom: Opposing the Charter of Québec Values
Panel: Religion and Education in Canada IV
Date and time:  June 1, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm


Ian Alexander Cuthbertson (Queen's University)
 

Speaker
Title:
 Youth in Canada: Religion
Panel:
 Youth in Canada: Religion, Gender, Sexuality
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm


Ellsworth, Jason W.M. (Dalhousie University)

Presider
Panel: Sustaining Where the Buffalo Roam: The Emergence of Taiwanese Buddhism on Prince Edward Island
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm


Stéphanie Gravel (University of Montréal)

Speaker
Title: Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum: Teachers, impartiality and diversity
Panel: Religion and Education in Canada IV
Date and time:  June 1, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm


Rosaria Maria Tagliente (University of Montréal)

Speaker
Title: Religion in everyday life. A lived religion ethnography in the urban context of Taranto (Italy)
Session: Religion and the Life Course (Co-Sponsored Session with the Canadian Sociological Association)
Date and time:  June 1, 2015, 3:30pm-5pm



Research Associate


Catherine Holtmann (University of Saskatchewan)

Speaker
Title: Immigrant Women, Faith and Domestic Violence: A Focus on Strengths
Session: Religion and Gender II
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 10:45am-12:15pm 

Presider
Session: Religion in North America: Immigrants and Diasporas I 
Date and time: June 1, 2015, 1:45pm-3:15pm

  

Canadian Sociological Association 
2015 Annual Meeting - Congress 2015

June 1-5, 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Conference programme


Catherine Holtmann (University of Saskatchewan), Jolyne Roy (University of New Brunswick), Gloria Nickerson (University of New Brunswick) and Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)

Participants
Title:
 Picturing Diversity
Session: Visual Exhibition of Capital Ideas: Visual Sociology and Methodologies
Date: June 3-4, 2015, 9am-6pm


Catherine Holtmann (University of Saskatchewan) and Luc Thériault (University of New Brunswick)

Speaker
Title: Coming and Going: In-and Out-migration in New Brunswick
Session: Canadian Perspectives on the Production of Precarious Non-Citizenship
Date: June 4, 2015


Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Speaker
Title: Sikhs, secularism and the modern: The Secular Construction of a "Religion Other" in Quebec's Medias
Session: Religious Minorities in the Canadian Context
Date:  June 2, 2015


Rosaria Maria Tagliente (University of Montréal)

Speaker
Title: What Parents Need to Know: Movie Reviews, Religion, and the Standard North American Family
Session: Religion and the Life Course 
Date: June 1, 2015



2015 CESNUR Conference - Religion Innovation 
and Religious Change in the 21st Century

June 17-20, 2015
Tallinn, Estonia
Conference Programme


Student Team Members


Cimminnee Holt (Concordia University)

Speaker
Session: Session 4 - New Spirituality and the New Age
Title: Magic and Media: Centralizing the Material in Satanic Ritual
Date and time:  June 18, 2015, 2:30pm-4pm


Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier (University of Montréal)

Speaker
Session: Session 12 - Movements and Controversies
Title: Les Mormons et l'altérité: analyse des capsules publicitaires "I'm a Mormon"
Date and time: June 19, 2015, 2:30pm-4:15pm

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The 33rd International Society for the Sociology of Religion 
Annual Conference "Sensing Religion"

July 2-5, 2015
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Conference Programme 


Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

 Organiser (with Elisabeth  Arweck, University of Warwick, and Anna Halafoff, Deakin University)
Session: STS 19/1: How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications?
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm

Organiser (with Elisabeth  Arweck, University of Warwick, and Anna Halafoff, Deakin University)
Session:
 STS 19/2 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications?
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm 


James Beckford (University of Warwick)

Convener
Session: 
AC 05 - Auteur face à la critique Author Meets Critics, "From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage", by Véronique Altglas
Date and time: July 2, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Presenter
Session: WGT 3 - Is Religion Returning to the Public Sphere? Findings from a NOREL Research Program on the Nordic Countries, 1988-2008
Title: Comments to the NOREL Research Program
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 11am-12:30pm


Peter Beyer (University of Ottawa)

Organiser (with Solange Lefebvre and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/1 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time:  July 2, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Presenter
Session: AC 04 - Author meets Critics: "Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformation of a Religious Tradition", Victor Roudometof 
Date and time:  July 3, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Organiser (with Solange Lefebvre and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/2 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Organiser (with Solange Lefebvre and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal)
Session: 
STS 27/3 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time:  July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

President and Speaker
Session: Presidential Address/Conférence du président
Title: Sensing Religion, Observing Religion, Reconstructing Religion: From Identity to Instrument in Post-Westphalian Context
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 5:30pm-7pm


Donald Boisvert (Concordia University)

Presenter
Session: STS 19/1 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications?
Title: A Pedagogy of the Senses: Lessons from Quebec's Educational Past
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm


Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria)

Presenter
Session: STS 21/1 - Religion and Public Institutions: New Practices and ReligiousSecular Dynamics
Title: Liberal Institutions and Illiberal Religions: State and Social Responses to a Proposed Law School 
Date and time: July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm


Christopher Helland (Dalhousie University)

Organiser
Session: STS 43/1 - Encountering Religion Online: Transformations in Experience, Belief, and Practice
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Organiser
Session:
 STS 43/2: Encountering Religion Online: Experience, Belief, and Practice
Date and time:  July 5, 2015, 9am-10:30am


Solange Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)

Presenter (with Julia Martínez-Ariño, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Germany)
Title:
 Is religious diversity a challenge for faith-based schools? Quebec Catholic high schools responding to diversity
Session: STS 29/1 - Faith-Based Schools Facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances
Date and time:  
July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal) and Convener
Session: STS 27/1 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 2, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/2 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Presenter
Session: 
STS 27/2 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Title: Studying National Commission Reports on Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm  

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/3 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm


Rubina Ramji (Cape Breton University)

Presenter
Session: 
STS 15/1 - Religions, cycle de vie et diversités/Religions, Lifecycle, and Diversity 
Title:
 Muslim Youth in Canada: How They Construct Religious Identities
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm


James T. Richardson (University of Nevada, Reno)

Convener and Presenter
Session: STS 27/3: Politics, Religion and Management of Religious Diversity
Title: Courts as 'Partners' and 'Third Party Partisans' in the Social Construction of Religious Freedom
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm


Barbara Thériault (Université de Montréal)

Organiser (with Miroslav Tizik, Slovenská akadémia vied)
Session: 
STS7 - Bourgeoisie and Religion after 1989/Bourgeoisie et religion après 1989
Date and time:  July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Presenter
Session: 
STS7 - Bourgeoisie and Religion after 1989/Bourgeoisie et religion après 1989
Title: 
Religion as Bourgeoisie in a Post-Communist City in Germany
Date and time: July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm


Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western)

Organiser (with Peter F. Althouse, Southeastern University)
Session: STS 2/1 - Pentecostalism, Religious Experience, and the Body
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Organiser (with Peter F. Althouse, Southeastern University)
Session:
 STS 2/2 - Pentecostalism, Religious Experience, and the Body
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm 

Organiser (with Peter F. Althouse, Southeastern University)
Session:
 STS 2/3 - Pentecostalism, Religious Experience, and the Body
Date and time: July 5, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Presenter
Session: STS 2/3 - Pentecostalism, Religious Experience, and the Body
Title: Abortion and the Politics of the Body: Assessing a Pentecostal Response
Date and time: July 5, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

 


Student Team Members 


Samuel Blouin (Université de Montréal/Université de Lausanne) 

Presenter
Session:
 FPL 15 - Free Papers/Papiers libres
Title: Re-imagining Conversion to Subvert the Religious-Secular Binary
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 11am-12:30pm


Stéphanie Gravel (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Session: 
STS 29/3 - Faith-Based Schools facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances
Title: Québec’s Ethics and Religious Culture Curriculum in Catholic Faith-Based Schools: Pedagogical Practice and Reflexion of Teachers
Date and time: July 5, 2015, 11am-12:30pm 


Monica Grigore (Univestité de Montréal)

Presenter
Session: STS 10 - Long-Term Structures and Sensory Religious Experience
Title: Pilgrims, Monastics, and Miracles: Lived Religion and Official Religion in Post-Communist Romania
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 11am-12:30pm


Kim Lam (Monash University)

Presenter
Session: STS 19/2 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications?
Title: Re-Thinking Ethno-Religious Socialization: A Study of Young Australian Buddhist Practitioners
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm 


Jorge Karel Leyva Rodriguez (Université de Montréal)

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and  Solange Lefebvre, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/1 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 2, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and  Solange Lefebvre, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/2 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm 

Presenter
Session: 
STS 27/2 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity 
Title: La philosophie républicaine française à l'épreuve de la diversité culturelle et religieuse
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Organiser (with Peter Beyer, University of Ottawa, and  Solange Lefebvre, Université de Montréal)
Session: STS 27/3 - Politics, Religion, and Management of Religious Diversity
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm


Giommy Ruiz Fernandez (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Session: STS 15/2 - Religions, Lifecycle, and Diversity 
Title: The Cubanness to the Test of Everyday Life in Canada—From Popular Religiosity to an Identity Narrative: Study on the Religious Identity of Young First-generation Cuban Migrants in Canada
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm
   


Research Associates


Anna Halafoff (Deakin University)

Organiser (with Elisabeth  Arweck, University of Warwick, and Lori G. Beaman, University of Ottawa)
Session: STS 19/1 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications for Teaching and Learning in Religions Education?
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm

Presenter
Session: 
STS 19/1 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications for Teaching and Learning in Religions Education?
Title: Education about Religions and Worldviews in Australia
Date and time: July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm

Organiser (with Elisabeth  Arweck, University of Warwick, and Lori G. Beaman, University of Ottawa)
 Session: STS 19/2 - How do Young People Sense Religion and What are the Implications?
Date and time: July 4, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm 


Julia Martínez-Ariño (Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Germany)

Organiser (with Sara Teinturier, and Sabrina Pastorelli, GSRL (EPHE-CNRS)) and Convener
Session: STS 29/1 - Faith-Based Schools Facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances
Theme: Faith-based schools : case studies / Les écoles confessionnelles : études de cas
Date and time:  July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Presenter  (with Solange Lefebvre, Université de Montréal)
Title:
 Is religious diversity a challenge for faith-based schools? Quebec Catholic high schools responding to diversity
Session: STS 29/1 - Faith-Based Schools Facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances
Date and time:  July 2, 2015, 2pm-3:30pm

Organiser (with Sara Teinturier, and Sabrina Pastorelli, GSRL (EPHE-CNRS))
Session: STS 29/2 - Faith-Based Schools Facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances

Theme: Faith-based schools: what is at stake? Socio-political approaches
Date and time:  July 3, 2015, 4pm-5:30pm

Session: STS 29/3 - Faith-Based Schools facing Diversity: Transformations, Strategies, and Resistances
Theme: Internal diversity and freedom of the teachers
Date and time: 
July 5, 2015, 11am-12:30pm

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 British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion 
Study Group Annual Conference 2015

July 7-9, 2015
High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Conference prgramme  


Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University)

Planery
Date and time: July 7, 2015, 1:45pm


James A. Beckford (University of Warwick)

Discussant
Panel: Modernities, Memories, Mutations: Grace Davie and the Study of Religion
Date and time:  July 7, 2015, 3:30pm

Planery
Date and time:  July 7, 2015, 7:15pm


James T. Richardson (University of Nevada, Reno)

Presenter (Co-Author: Marat Shterin)
Session: Human Rights and Social Justice
Title: Seeking Domestic Justice through International Courts: Russia’s Responses to the ECtHR Decisions on Its Minority Religions
Date and time: July 8, 2015, 9:30am



Postdoctoral Fellows


Matthew Francis (Lancaster University)

Presenter (Co-Author: Kim Knott)
Session: Definitions
Title
: Politics/Religion, Secular/Religion: Cutting across False Dichotomies in the Case of the Far Right
Date and time:  July 9, 2015, 10:45am



77th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

August 20–22, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
Preliminary Programme


Lori Beaman (University of Ottawa), President-elect, 2015-2016 President


Prema Kurien (University of Syracuse)

Critic
Session: I2 - Author Meets Critics, The Spirit Moves West: Korean Missionaries in America (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Rebecca Kim
Date and time: August 22, 2:45-4:15pm  



Student Team Members


Christine L. Cusack (University of Ottawa)

Session: J3 - Religion and the State Location: Historic English Room, 5th Floor
Title: Believe it (or not): The values Conundrum of Confessional Public Education in Ontario, Canada
Date and time: August 22, 2015, 4:30-6:20pm

 


XXI. World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions

August 23-29, 2015
Erfurt, Germany
Conference Programme


Patrice Brodeur (Université de Montréal)

Presenter
Session: International Interreligious Dialogue Organisations: New Developments among Contemporary Actors - Aims - Activities
Title: Towards a New Typology of Interreligious Dialogue
Date and time:  August 25, 2015, 9am-11am


Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto)

Respondent
Session: A014 - The Study of Religion and Motherhood Studies: A Fruitful Interdisciplinary Potential?
Date and time:  August 28, 2015, 9am-11am

Presenter
Session: A 120 - Protestant Emotional Practices: Scale of Proximity* Christian Missions in Comparative Perspective
Title: Emotional Appeals in a Settler Colony: Protestant Missionaries in early-twentieth-century British Columbia
Date and time:  Ausgust 28, 2015, 1:30pm-3pm


Kim Knott (Lancaster University)

Respondent
Session: A 122 - Dynamics or Politics and Religions: Beyond a "Standard Model" of Secularization
Date and time: August 28, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm


Palmer Susan (Concordia University)

Presenter
Session: A017 - New Religious Movements and the State
Title: Sekten in Germany: The Case of the Twelve Tribes
Date and time: August 27, 2015, 9am-11am

Presenter
Session: A031 - Children in New and Minority Religions: Questions and Cases
Title: Children in New Religions: The Question of Harm
Date and time: August 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm


Student Team Members


Christopher R. Cotter (Lancaster University)

Presenter
Session: A049 - Iconic Religion in Public Space
Title: Seeing a Secular Space? Photo Elicitation and the Discourse on Religion in Edinburgh's Southside
Date and time: August 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Presenter
Session: A140 - After World Religions
Title: Innovative Pedagogies: Methods and Media for the Introductory Course
Date and time: August 27, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm


Justin Stein (University of Toronto)

Presenter
Session: A080 - Healing Practices and Modern Esoteric Currents between Japan and the U.S.
Title: Trans-Pacific Transculturation: Usui Reiki Ryoho and Reiki Healing, 1936-1986
Date and time: August 25, 2015, 3:30pm-5:30pm


Research Associate


Julia Martínez-Ariño (MPI-MMG)

Presenter
Session: A026 - Doing Study of Religions in Public Institutions 
Title: Questions, Risks and Implications of Doing Research on Religion in Public Institutions: A Reflexive Approach
Date and time: August 24, 2015, 1:30pm-3pm

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2015 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting

October 23-25, 2015
New Port Beach, California
Conference Programme


Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa)

Discussant
Session: A-7. Author-meets-critics: Beyond Religious Freedom, The New Global Politics of Religion
Date and time: October 23, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Organiser and Discussant
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Speaker
Title: Education about religion: creating the informed, liberal religious citizen
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: ctober 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Gary Bouma (Monash University)

Speaker
Title: Two Disconnected Narratives of Disconnection: Anti-West and Anti-Islamic Discourses
Session: I-4. Muslims in the West II
Date and time: October 25, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Convener
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Nancy Nason-Clark (University of New Brunswick)

Speaker, with Cathy Holtmann, and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (University of New Brunswick) 
Title: 
There but Not There: Picturing Religion and Family Violence
Session: I-1. Visual Engagement: Visual Methods, Engaged Scholarship, and the Sociology of Religion
Date and time: October 25, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Susan J. Palmer (Concordia University)

Speaker
Title: Renegade Researchers, Radical Religions and IRBs: New Impediments or the "McDonaldization" of Social Research?
Session: B-5. Study and Measure of Religion
Date and time: October 23, 2015, 9:45am-11:15am

Author
Session:
 E-5. Author-Meets-Critics: Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Samuel Reimer (Crandall University)

Speaker, with Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University)
Title:
 The financing of evangelical congregations in Canada
Session: A-9. Global Evangelical Perspectives
Date and time: October 23, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Speaker, with Michael Wilkinson (Trinity Western University), and Reginald Bibby (University of Lethbridge)
Title: 
Large churches in Canada: Initial Findings
Session: C-10. Reports on the Latest Megachurch Research in US and Canada
Date and time: October 23, 2015, 1pm-2:30pm       


James T. Richardson (University of Nevada, Reno) 

Co-Author, with Marat Shterin (King’s College London)
Title: Seeking Domestic Justice through International Courts: Russia's responses to the ECtHR Decisions on Its Minority Religions
Session: C-1. Religion in Russia: Ukraine, orthodoxy, and minority religions     
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 1pm-2:30pm 

Convener and Speaker
Session: E-5. Author-Meets-Critics: Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Co-Author, with Victoria Springer (University of Nevada, Reno), and Peter Martini (University of Reno, Nevada)
Title: The place of Muslims in the West: How American Muslims and mainstream religious groups relate to community, country, and feelings of world citizenship
Session: J-6. Islam and Sikhism in the U.S.
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 9:45-11:15am



Student Team Members


Christine L. Cusack (University of Ottawa)

Convener
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am

Speaker
Title: Religion in the classroom: Reflecting on ethics and values in 'secular' curricula
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Victoria Springer (University of Nevada, Reno) 

Speaker, with James T. Richardson and Peter Martini (University of Reno, Nevada)
Title: The place of Muslims in the West: How American Muslims and mainstream religious groups relate to community, country, and feelings of world citizenship
Session: J-6. Islam and Sikhism in the U.S.
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 9:45-11:15am

  


Research Associates


Anna Halafoff (Deakin University)

Speaker: Critical education about religion and worldviews in Australia: Rights, respect and recognition
Session: E-15. Religion, education and citizenship
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 8am-9:30am


Catherine Holtmann (University of New Brunswick)

Speaker
Title: Religion and Gender Role Shifts across the Immigrant Lifecourse
Session: H-2. Examining Islam
Date and time: October 24, 2015, 3:45pm-5:15pm

Speaker, with Nancy Nason-Clark, and Barbara Fisher-Townsend (University of New Brunswick) 
Title: 
There but Not There: Picturing Religion and Family Violence
Session: I-1. Visual Engagement: Visual Methods, Engaged Scholarship, and the Sociology of Religion
Date and time: October 25, 2015, 8am-9:30am

  


2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion

November 21-24, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
Conference Programme


Pamela Klassen (University of Toronto)

Respondent
Session: A22-139 - Religion, Memory, History Group
Theme: The Work of Material Memory: Nostalgia, (Dis-)Comfort, and Identity Construction in Religious
Date and time: November 22, 2015, 9-11:30am

Panelist
Session: A22-334 - Religion and the Social Sciences Section, Teaching Religion Section, Women and Religion Section, African Diaspora Religions Group, Anthropology of Religion Group, Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group, and Sociology of Religion Group
Theme: Special Session in Honor of Karen McCarthy Brown
Date and time: November 22, 2015, 6:30-8pm

Panelist
Session: A23-141 - Responsible Research Practices Seminar
Theme: Responsible Research Practices Seminar Meeting
Date and time: November 23, 2015, 9-11:30am


Winnifred Sullivan (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University)

Panelist

Session: A21-125 - Law, Religion, and Culture Group
Theme: Co-Editors Meet Critics: Sullivan and Hurd, Politics of Religious Freedom
Date and time: November 21, 2015,  9-11:30am 

Session: A22-106 - Public Understanding of Religion Committee
Theme: Religious Liberty, the Supreme Court, RFRA, and RLUIPA
Date and time: November 22, 2015, 9-11:30am

Respondent
Session: A23-238 - Wildcard Session
Theme: Exploring Protestantization
Date and time: November 23, 2015, 1-3:30pm



Student Team Members


Cimminnee Holt (Concordia University)

Presenter
Session: A23-235 - Ritual Studies Group and Western Esotericism Group
Theme: The Ritual Dimension in Western Esotericism: Between Normativity and Transgression
Title: Magic and Media: Centralizing the Material in Satanic Ritual
Date and time: November 23, 2015, 1-3:30pm


Aldea Mulhern (University of Toronto)

Presenter
Session: A21-235 - Religion and Food Group
Theme: Culinary Conversion and Consumption in Contemporary Culture
Title: Why pay more to eat less? Value, values, and religious economics in Toronto, Canada
Date and time: November 22, 2015, 1-3:30pm


Justin Stein (University of Toronto)

Presenter
Session: A22-207 North American Religions Section and Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group and Secularism and Secularity Group
Theme: Healing Between Religion and the Secular in North America
Title: The Impact of Different Framings of Reiki’s ‘Spirituality’ on Access to U.S. Healthcare Sites
Date and time: November 22, 2015, 1-2:30pm

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