Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

  • 2018 Special Focus: Religion, Spirituality, and Sociopolitical Engagement
  • 17–18 April 2018
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

135+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eighth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

25

Countries represented.

Plenary Speakers

Catherine Caufield

Catherine Caufield

Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada

"Spirituality, Religion, and Sociopolitical Engagement"

Susan Abraham

Susan Abraham

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, USA

"Is Religion Relevant? The Time, Space and Law of the Nation"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilites provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Paul Houston Blankenship

Paul Houston Blankenship

Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA

Lucinda Yang

Lucinda Yang

Baylor University, Waco, USA

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, PhD

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, PhD

Houston Community College, Katy, USA

​Jason Ashe

​Jason Ashe

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, USA

Ruth Tsuria, PhD

Ruth Tsuria, PhD

Seton Hall University, South Orange, USA

Rita Phillips

Rita Phillips

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Austin Tiffany

Austin Tiffany

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Rafał Milerski

Rafał Milerski

Universität München, Munich, Germany

​Daniel N. Gullotta

​Daniel N. Gullotta

Stanford University, California, USA

Christine Dennis

Christine Dennis

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.