October 18th Religious Appropriation Topic Philosophy & Religion Online Forum

Fri, 10/07/2022 – 09:09 | From: David Tisdale

Dr. Elizabeth Bucar, Professor of Religion at Northeastern University, will present “The Who, What, and Why of Religious Appropriation” online on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom for the next episode of The University’s Downfall. South Mississippi Philosophy and Religion Forum Series 2022.

Dr. Bucar is a leading expert in religious ethics. His research and writings cover a wide range of topics, but generally focus on how a deeper understanding of religious difference can change our sense of what is right and good. She is the author of four books, the most recent of which, Stealing my religion: not just any cultural appropriation (Harvard 2022) and the winner Religious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress (Harvard, 2017).

At Northeastern University, Dr. Bucar teaches courses on sexual ethics, Islam, cultural appropriation, and Spain’s popular comparative religion program which includes a 150-mile hike on the Camino. His public scholarship appeared in Atlantic, The Los Angeles Timesand teen vogue. She is the director of Sacred Writes: Public Scholarship on Religion, a grant-funded project that provides support, resources, and networks to religious scholars committed to translating the significance of their research to a wider audience.

Presentation times for the Fall 2022 Philosophy and Religion Forum are CST and available at the following Zoom link:

Zoom meeting login details:

*Meeting ID: 889 1299 1603 | *Access code: Forum

USM’s philosophy program is housed in the School of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Amy Slagle, an associate professor of religion, is the series coordinator. Learn more about the program at https://www.usm.edu/undergraduate-programs/philosophy.php.