Religion, America, and the Election

Please join us for a special event hosted by VCSR. Six distinguished speakers will discuss the intersection of religion and politics, followed by an open discussion with questions from the audience.

Wednesday December 7, 2016, 5-6:30 PM, Nau 101

Sam Adams, PhD, is a Professor of Religion at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, and a regular blogger on the Huffington Post.

Larycia Hawkins, PhD, is the Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at UVa’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. She works on the Race, Faith, and Culture Project, and the Pluralism Project.

Matthew Hedstrom, PhD, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UVa. His work is on issues of modernity, Protestantism, race, religion, psychology, spirituality, mass culture, religious liberalism, and more.

Kathleen Flake, PhD, is a Professor of Mormon Studies in UVa’s Religious Studies department. She works on American religious history, law, pluralism, identity and power structures in religious communities.

Tony Tian Ren Lin, PhD, is managing director of UVa’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He leads the Race, Faith, and Culture Project and is a principal investigator on the Vocation and Common Good Project.

Geoffrey Skelley, MA, is the associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, UVa’s Center for Politics’ nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. As a political analyst, he has been quoted or cited in numerous publications, such as the New York Times, Politico, Newsweek, and Huffington Post.



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