2019 Graduate Student Conference

Heresies: Dissonance and Disturbance
March 22-23, 2019

Conference Schedule


(Woodburn Hall, Room 111)

1:30 PM: Heresies and/in the Study of Religions of Asia
Roundtable with Justin Brown, Daniel Layton, and Jacob Boss, Indiana University

3:00 PM: Contradictions and Crossings of Politics and Theology
Sarah Neace, University of California Davis
'Rain of Rocks': Pentecostal Militancy, Afro-Brazilian Religion, and Cosmic War Against Heresy
Yasemin Cole, NELC, Indiana University
Celebi’s Approach to Sufi Heresy: Hikmat-i Tamaddün
Respondent: Professor Stephen Selka

4:30 PM: Social Hour
(beverages and hors d’oeuvres)

6 PM: Keynote Lecture: “A Labyrinth of Flames: Heretics and Heresies in the Study of Religion"
(Woodburn Hall Room 120)
Dr. Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm
Williams College


(Woodburn Hall, Room 003)

8:30 AM: Breakfast (coffee and pastries)

9:30 AM: Taxonomies of Heresy and the Limits of Tradition
Steven Kaplin, Indiana University
The Jewish Heretical Tradition
Chelsea Bihlmeyer, Purdue University
Am I Cr*zy?: A Podcast Exploring the Sanity Binary
Michael Baysa, Princeton University
Secrecy, Opportunity, and Mystery: Charles Chauncy and the Heresy of Universal Salvation
Respondent: Professor Candy Brown

12:00 PM: Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM: Rhetorical Strategies, Hermeneutic Heresies
Matt Graham, Indiana University
The Orthodoxy of Suspicion: Religion as an Alternative Model of Critique
Jake Kildoo, University of Notre Dame
The Qur’ān’s Rhetorical Creativity and its Challenge to Interreligious Hermeneutics
Respondent: Professor M. Cooper Harriss

2:45 PM: Heterodoxy, Viewpoint Diversity, and Academia’s Crisis of Public Confidence
Roundtable with Joe Bartzel, Hannah Garvey, and Mihee Kim-Kort, Indiana University
Respondent: Professor Jeremy Schott
Attendees are encouraged to read George Yancey’s “Education Dogma”.