Religion on the Move
Wednesday 03/21/2012: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
University Park Campus
USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, USC Interdisciplinary Research Group
Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC)
A seminar features papers by Thomas Tweed on religion in motion and Rebecca Kim on Korean missionaries in America.
Thomas Tweed presents “Following the Flows: Studying Religion in Motion.” Tweed is Shive, Lindsay and Gray Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Tweed’s historical, ethnographic and theoretical research, which includes six books and a six-volume series of historical documents, has been supported by several grants and fellowships, including three from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His research interests include religion in the Americas, Catholicism in America, Asian religions in the U.S., Latino/a religion, religion and trans-nationalism, religion and geography, and method and theory in the study of religion.
Rebecca Kim presents “Saving the Whites: Korean Missionaries in America.” Kim is associate professor of sociology and the director of the Ethnic Studies program at Pepperdine University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has published on topics related to immigration, religion and the second generation. Kim is the author of God’s New Whiz Kids? Korean American Evangelicals on Campus (NYU Press, 2006). She is currently conducting research on Korean missionaries.
These lectures are part of Religion on the Move: Crossing Borders, Setting Boundaries, which is sponsored by the Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s Interdisciplinary Research Group. The seminar explores how the notion of diaspora has been reinvented in the 21st century, how tourists have revitalized certain forms of spirituality, and the significance of the explosion of Pentecostal Christianity in the developing world.
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Organized by: Center for Religion and Civic Culture