Merinda Simmons on Marginalia

twpbCulture on the Edge member Merinda Simmons has recently published a co-edited volume with Houston Baker, The Trouble with Post-Blackness. Marginalia, a channel of LA Review of Books this week featured an interview with Merinda discussing the volume . Culture on the Edge is doubly involved in this interview, as colleague Monica Miller is one of the hosts in the Conversations in Black series at Marginalia.

The Edge Makes a Class Visit!

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 8.44.51 AMThe Edge’s Monica MIller (pictured right) visited Prof. Richard Newton‘s REL 170 Signifying Religion: An African American Worldivew course at Elizabethtown College this morning via skype. After seeing her blog post “What Gang Do You Claim?“, Prof. Newton invited Miller to skype with his class to analyze the category of “religion” and theorize about the idea of African American religion(s) and identity formation using her blog post as a primary example.

As we’ve seen on Twitter, the class visit was a huge success! A big thanks to Prof. Newton for bringing the Edge to class!

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For more information about Class Visits with Culture on the Edge, click here.

 

 

Prof. Russell McCutcheon at Lehigh University

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During the last week of October, Culture on the Edge‘s Russell McCutcheon, Monica Miller, and Vaia Touna presented at Lehigh University’s Collaborations: Directions in the Study of Religion. The Edge’s Russell McCutcheon delivered the Plenary address “And That’s Why No One Takes the Humanities Seriously.” The conference included panels on “Tradition,” with a presentation from the Edge’s Vaia Touna, “The Past,” “Identity,” and “Experience,” with a presentation from Monica Miller.

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Lehigh University published a few articles on the conference, which can be found here and here. Lehigh’s own De’Anna Monique Daniels (@DeAnnaMonique) made a Storify of the Plenary which can be found here.

While McCutcheon was there, Lehigh also interviewed him regarding his thoughts on the Humanities and the study of religion in the university. Take a look at what he had to say…

Dr. Russell McCutcheon from Lehigh IMRC.

Special thanks to Lehigh University for hosting this conference and passing this along!

“The Nones” — Again

riseofthenonesInterested in the responses of the Edge‘s own Steven Ramey and Monica Miller to previous commentaries on their work on “the Nones”?
Then try here.

 

Responses to “the Nones”

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Did you miss the original post on “the Nones”?

The Nones are Getting Around

Picture 4The Religious Studies Project re-posted our link to the recent panel on the Nones — have you seen it?

Discussing the “Nones”

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This year in Baltimore, at the Annual Meeting for the American Academy of Religion, Culture on the Edge members Monica Miller and Steven Ramey — along with Chip Callahan (University of Missouri), Sean McCloud (UNC Charlotte), and Patricia O’Connell Killen (Gonzaga University) — were panelists in a roundtable discussion, “Discussing the ‘Nones’: What They Say about the Category of Religion and American Society” where part of their thoughts on the Nones stemmed from the ideas and conversations around their co-authored Huffington Post article. Continue reading “Discussing the “Nones””

Stay Tuned…

panelOur Curator, Andie Alexander, was in Baltimore recently, at a conference, and she filmed a panel on “the Nones” featuring a couple members of Culture on the Edge.

The full panel, posted in several parts, will soon be online. In the meantime, did you see the report from this panel that we posted not long ago?

So stay tuned….

Religion in Hip Hop is Now in Paperback

religion and hip hopMonica Miller‘s book Religion in Hip Hop has just been released in paperback. If you don’t already have copy, now’s the time to get one because Routledge is offering a promotional deal: Religion and Hip Hop Flyer.

Take a look at this video to learn a little more about this book and Monica’s work.