Religious Studies Faculty News
Esther Chung-Kim, President-Elect, American Society of Church History, 2023-2025.
Esther Chung-Kim, Faculty Research Grant, Keck Center of International and Strategic Studies, 2023-2024.
Esther Chung-Kim, Keynote Speaker, “Cost of Practicing Religion,” Yale University, June 2023.
Michon, Daniel, “Indo-Portuguese Nuns at (the) Play,” paper presented at Comedia Practices, Diversifying the Classics and the LA Escena Festival, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
Michon, Daniel, “The Architeture of Resistance: Walls, Door, and Colonial Patriarchies in an Eighteenth Century Convent,” paper presented at Mulheres e Resistência(s) no Império Portugués, organized by Centro de Humanidades, Lisbon.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation: “Latinos, the Nones and the Future of American Secularization and Religion,” Arizona State University, April 1.
Esther Chung-Kim, Keynote Speaker, “Caring for the Deserving: Wittenberg Reformers on Poor Relief,” Lumen Center Symposium, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Esther Chung-Kim, Speaker, “Advocacy for the Poor in Zurich: Heinrich Bullinger’s Contributions to Religious Ideals and Policy Reforms,” Institute for Swiss Reformation History, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Esther Chung-Kim, Speaker,Invited Speaker, “Heinrich Bullinger’s Contributions to Religious Ideals and Policy Reforms,” Swiss Reformation Congress, University of Zurich, Switzerland, February.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation: “A Theory of Spiritual Intelligence & Social Change,” Claremont McKenna College, February 20.
Esther Chung-Kim, Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, The Louisville Institute, 2018-2019.
Esther Chung-Kim, Presenter, “Aid for the Refugees,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Esther Chung-Kim, Chair and Respondent, “Exiles in the Early Modern Period,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Nov 2018.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Trends in Anti-Catholic, Anti-Evangelical, Anti-Muslim, and Anti-Mormon Bias in the U.S. Professorate and Academy,” American Academy of Religion Conference, November 17, 2018.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Understanding ISIS, Religion, and Violence,” I.I. Mechnikov National University of Odesa, Ukraine, October 22.
Gastón Espinosa was keynote speaker: “The Spiritual Impulse of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement,” Arizona State University, September 24, 2018.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Understanding the Crusades, Religion & Violence in the Middle East,” V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, History Department, Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 24.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Secularism, Religion, & Rise of the Nones,” V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Department of Sociology, Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 23.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Race, Religion and the 2016 Election of Trump,” V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Department of Sociology, Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 22.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “ISIS, Religion and Politics in the Middle East,” Taras Chevechenko National University, Institute of International Relations,” Kiev, Ukraine, May 18.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Religion, Race, and the 2016 Election,” Taras Chevechenko National University, Institute of International Relations, Kiev, Ukraine, May 17.
Gastón Espinosa, Presentation, “Understanding ISIS, Religion and Violence,” Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine, April 4.
Esther Chung-Kim, Chair and Respondent, “Reception of the Early Church in the Reformation,” American Historical Association and American Society of Church History, Washington D.C.
Professor Gilbert served as a panel member discussing the recent book Israel: A History by Anita Shapira, sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.
Professor Gilbert leads a visit to the Skirball Center and its superb collection of Judaica and Jewish Art.
Professor Espinosa will serve as the Co-director of conference "Protestantism on Screen: Religion, Politics and Aesthetics in European and American Movies," Wittenberg, Germany.
Professor Gilbert joins the Tel Akko Archaeology Program for its sixth season.
Professor Espinosa published, Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Harvard University Press, 2014) and William J. Seymour and the Origins of Global Pentecostalism: A Biography and Documentary History (Duke University Press, 2014).
Professor Gilbert delivers a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, “Images of the Akedah in Ancient Synagogue Art.”
Professor Espinosa delivers a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, "Trends, Diversity, and Developments in American Protestant Christianities."
Professor Chung-Kim Presented a paper at the International Congress of Calvin Research, Zurich, Switzerland, "Poverty and Wealth: John Calvin's Religious Ideals and their Impact."
Professor Chung-Kim published, Critical Edition of the Reformation Commentary on Acts, co-edited with Todd Hains (IVP Academic Press, 2014).