The following schedule is a tentative one. Please be on the look out for any changes from now until the conference.

Designations: (C) corresponds to convener; (P) corresponds to presenter; (R) corresponds to respondent.

Friday, March 29th

All Friday panels will be held in Seminary Hall (Craig Chapel).

  • 12:50 pm – Welcome Address
  • 1:00 to 2:20 pm – Student Panel Presentations 1
    • (C) Sarah O’Brien, Drew University, GDR
    • (P) O’neil Van Horn, Drew University, GDR: “Wor(l)d Made Flesh: Political Theology, Climate Change, & Good-Enough Narratives”
    • (P) Lisa Gasson, Drew University, GDR: “Affected Political Theology”
    • (P) Seth Gaiters, The Ohio State University: “#BlackLivesMatter and Sacred Politics”
    • (R) Jermaine Ross-Allam, Union Theological Seminary
  • 2:20 to 2:30 pm – Break
  • 2:30 to 4:00 pm – Student Panel Presentations 2
    • (C) Alice Kim, Drew University, GDR
    • (P) Hunter Bragg, Drew University, GDR: “‘Can God Forgive Us?’: Climate Change and Eschatology, Marcuse and Art”
    • (P) Winfield Goodwin, Union Theological Seminary
    • (P) Stephen Keating, Chicago Theological Seminary: “Against a Political Theology of Crisis”
    • (P) Thurman Willison, Union Theological Seminary: “Personalism as Political Theology”
      (R) Desmond Coleman, Drew University, GDR
  • 4:05 to 4:10 pm – Break
  • 4:10 to 5:30 pm – Student Panel Presentations 3
    • (C) Prabhsharanbir Singh, University of British Columbia
    • (P) Lindsay Grass, Drew University, GDR: “Going Backward Moving Forward: A Theopolitical Hauntology of Nostalgia and Nationalism”
    • (P) Wren Hillis, Drew University, GDR: “Capture & Catachresis in Political Theology: On the Affective Power of Misused Language”
    • (P) Austin Roberts, Drew University, GDR: “Resisting Geopower: Political Theologies of the Anthropocene”
    • (R) Michael Anderson, Drew University, GDR
  • 5:30 to 6:45 pm – Dinner for all attendants will be available in the Commons
  • 6:45 to 8:00 pm – Roundtable Book Discussion in the Founders Room of Mead Hall
  • 8:00 to 10:00 pm – Evening Reception in Mead Hall

Saturday, March 30th

All Saturday panels will be held in Seminary Hall (Craig Chapel).

  • 9:00 to 9:30 am – Welcomes and Introductions with the Organizing Committee
    • Catherine Keller, Drew Theological School
    • Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas
    • Andrea C. White, Union Theological Seminary
  • 9:30 to 10:30 am – Morning Panel 1
    • (C) Stephen Moore, Drew Theological School
    • (P) William Connolly, John Hopkins University: “The Anthropocene as Abstract Machine”
    • (R) Mary Keller, University of Wyoming
  • 10:30 to 11:00 am – Break
  • 11:00 to 1:00 pm – Morning Panel 2
    • (C) Stephen Moore
    • (P) Kelly Brown Douglas, Union Theological Seminary: “Confronting Whiteness: Bearing the Cross in Stand Your Ground Times”
    • (R) An Yountae, California State University, Northridge
    • (P) Balbinder Bhogal, Hofstra University: “Undressing Political Theology for an Animal-Saint Redress: Epistemology beyond thinking, pluriversality beyond pluralism”
    • (R) Joseph Harroff, Temple University
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Lunch for all attendants will be available in the Commons
  • 2:00 to 4:00 pm – Afternoon Panel
    • (C) Jeff Robbins, Lebanon Valley College
    • (P) Mehmet Karabela, Queen’s University: “What is Political about Political Islam?”
    • (R) John Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary
    • (P) Larry L. Welborn, Fordham University: “‘On the basis of equality,… that there may be equality‘: Paul between Protagoras and Rancière”
    • (R) Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew Theological School
  • 4:00 to 4:30 pm – Break
  • 4:30 to 5:45 pm – Evening Panel
    • (C) Marcia Pally, New York University/Humboldt-Berlin
    • (P) Michael Northcott, University of Edinburgh, UK: “Creaturely Theology After Brexit and Trump”
    • (R) Shelley Dennis, Rio Salado College
    • (R) Jea Sophia Oh, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • 6:00 to 8:00 pm – Dinner will be available in the Commons or ventured dinner in Madison

Sunday, March 31st

All Sunday panels will be held in Seminary Hall (Craig Chapel).

  • 9:15 to 10:15 am – Morning Panel 1
    • (C) Andrea C. White
    • (P) Gil Anidjar, Columbia University: “The Tradition of Destruction”
    • (R) Beatrice Marovich, Hanover College
  • 10:15 to 10:45 am – Break
  • 10:45 to 1:00 pm – Morning Panel 2
    • (C) Robert Corrington, Drew Theological School
    • (P) Noëlle Vahanian, Lebanon Valley College: “Genocide and the Sin of Identity”
    • (R) Santiago Slabodsky, Hofstra University
    • (P) Andrea C. White, Union Theological Seminary: “Emergencies, Exceptions and Black Women’s Bodies”
    • (R) Dhawn Martin, SoL Center
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Lunch for all attendants will be available in the Commons
  • 2:00 to 2:10 pm – Presentation: “This is MAGA Country?” by Sharon Williams, Drew University
  • 2:15 to 3:15 pm – Afternoon Panel
    • (C) Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas
    • (P) J. Kameron Carter, Indiana University: “Mystic S/Zong: An Atheological Poetics”
    • (R) Karen Bray, Wesleyan College
  • 3:15 to 3:45 pm – Closing Remarks with Jeff Robbins