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Roundtable: Religion and Violence

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February 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm EST

Location: Burnett 102


Increasingly, democratic nations are threatened by violence through outright attacks or more nuanced campaigns that target either religious minorities or secular communities by various hate groups fueled by fundamentalist, nationalist, anti-Semitic, and/or anti-immigrant ideologies. This roundtable seeks to identify, understand, and contextualize ongoing acts of religious violence in contemporary democracies. 


This Roundtable, Religion and Violence is offered as one of four concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other three sessions:
Sport, Ethics and Society
Black Unicorn Project: Libraries and Social Justice
Panel: Abortion and Reproductive Healthcare Access

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February 22
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
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cynthia hogan

Dr. Cynthia Hogan

Dr. Cynthia Hogan (Religious Studies) earned her M.A. and Ph.D. and in Religion and Culture at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before coming to W&J, Dr. Hogan taught in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Jewish Studies minor at Ithaca College, and Wells College her alma mater. She also holds a Masters in Ancient History. Her training in critical social theory and cultural studies, with a specialization in religious material culture, informs her teaching work on a wide range of topics…