Interdisciplinary Lectures

Interdisciplinary Lectures are presented by a different professor each week using a common theme each semester, providing valuable context and an opportunity for dialogue. The lectures bring faculty and students together, along with other members of the STFS community. For more information about the lectures, click here.

Fall 2018 Semester: “Race, Ethnicity, and Religion”


9.5.2018  Sandhya Jha
Director, Oakland Peace Center Oakland Peace Center

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race


9.19.2018 Dr. Andrew Wymer Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, New Brunswick Theological Seminary Glances at Whiteness from the Pulpit: Practicing, Hearing, and Idolizing Racial Domination Whiteness

9.5.2018  Sandhya Jha
Director, Oakland Peace Center Oakland Peace Center

How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race


9.26.2018  Dr. Rachel Schneider
Rice University

Supremacy, Fragility, and White Religion


10.3.2018  Fatima Varner

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas-Austin

Racial Discrimination and the Black Family


10.10.2018  Chelsea Yarborough

PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University

What is the Black Church?


10.31.2018  Brooke LaVelle

Co-Founder/President, Courage of Care

For the Love of Community: Courageous Compassion for Collective Liberation


11.7.2018  Jennifer Owens-Jofre

Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow, Austin Presbyterian Seminary

Hospitality and Colorism in Latinx Communities: Interdisciplinary Reflections


11.14.2018  Ángel Jazak Gallardo, PhD

Southern Methodist University

Mapping Nepantla Poetics: Towards a Decolonial Latinx Theological Imagination