Virginia Seminar member and U.Va. alum Jenny McBride discusses her new book, The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness in an interview conducted by PLT graduate research assistant A.J. Walton. Read the interview here.
Virginia Seminar member Russell Jeung publishes research on Asian American vote
Dr. Russell Jeung, associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, recently published an analysis of Asian American voting in the 2008 election. Read about his findings here.
Virginia Seminar member Vanessa Ochs prays in Jerusalem with Women of the Wall
Dr. Ochs writes, “Rosh Hodesh Av this past July was my first time praying in Jerusalem with Women of the Wall. It was a quiet time, compared to the month before, when two women were detained for wearing prayer shawls, and the month that came after, Elul, when four women were arrested.” Read her essay on her experiences in Jerusalem here.
Ph.D student Tim Hartman receives research grant
Tim Hartman, Ph.D candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at U.Va. and former graduate research assistant for the Project on Lived Theology, has received an Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Fellowship in the amount of $5000. The fellowship will fund a research trip to Bujumbura, Burundi and Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana to study the thought and legacy of Kwame Bediako, an African Christian theologian. Tim’s archival research and interviews with Bediako’s widow and colleagues will provide the foundation for his doctoral dissertation.