Dr. Molly Bassett participated in three AAR sessions and gave a paper at the American Society for Ethnohistory’s annual meeting. The paper she presented at the Ethnohistory conference is part of her current book project: “Sorting out the Center in Mexica-Aztec Religion,” American Society for Ethnohistory (virtual), November 11, 2021. She was a respondent for “Mesoamerica at the Borders: Religious Contacts Beyond Space and Time,” American Academy of Religion, November 2021, and an Invited Participant: “Preparing Scholars of Religion for Non-Academic Careers: What’s a Faculty Member to Do?” organized by the Applied Religious Studies Committee of the American Academy of Religion, November 2021 and “But How Am I Going to Get a Job?: Professional Development for Undergraduates,” organized by the Academic Relations Committee and the Teaching Religion Unit of the American Academy of Religion, November 2021.
Dr. Monique Moultrie has received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop digital and physical archives to highlight Black women religious leaders’ contributions to religious communities and activism in the United States. She was on a panel discussion for the book Black Women Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage that aired on C-SPAN on Juneteenth. She received the Jack Shand Research Grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in July 2021. She also received a seed grant for her collaborative project “Abortion and Religion: Listening to Women” from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast. This award will enable Dr. Moultrie and her four co-PIs to begin work on a project that seeks to understand how race and religion shape women's decisions and experiences of abortion. Through academic and public scholarship, they aim to develop a new discourse around abortion that foregrounds religious women's voices. Dr. Moultrie had an article published “Making Myself:” An Exploratory Study of Black Christian Childfree Women’s Concepts of Family” Journal of Religious Ethics 49.2 (2021): 314-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jore.12353. Dr. Moultrie published “Introduction to Gender and Sexuality” in Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qu’ran, edited by Roberta Sabbath, De Gruyter, October 2021. Dr. Moultrie presented two papers at the American Academy of Religion in November 2021. Starting this fall, Dr. Moultrie is the Facilitator for the Columbia University’s Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice Oral History Initiative.
Dr. Andrew Walker-Cornetta joined Georgia State's faculty in August of 2021. This fall he taught his first course in the Department of Religious Studies, entitled “Disability and Memoir,” and in the spring will be teaching “Religion, Race, and Health in Modern America” and “Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion.” Beyond the classroom, Walker-Cornetta participated this fall in the inaugural gathering of Indiana University’s Center for Religion and the Human’s Institute where he is an “emerging scholar.” He also presented research at the American Academy of Religion’s annual conference in November where he organized a panel on “Children, Temporality, and Religion.” This January, he’ll be presenting a paper entitled “Desiring Disability: Photographic and Devotional Arts” at the American Catholic Historical Association annual conference in New Orleans as part of a panel which he also organized on “Disability and the Catholic Imagination."