CfP Defining Justice in an Age of Turmoil eConference

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The Graduate Student Association of The University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion presents: Defining Justice in an Age of Turmoil eConference

Conference Dates: February 19-20, 2021

We welcome graduate student paper and panel proposals on any topics that engage interdisciplinary studies with the role of religion in defining justice in an age of global pandemic, racial division, and political and economic unrest.

Proposals should include a tentative title as well as author, institutional affiliation, and email address, along with an abstract of no more than 300 words that discusses the subject matter and methodology of the paper, as well as the significance of the subject within the broader field of interdisciplinary religious studies.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

-          Political Theory

-          Critical Race Theory

-          Theological Approaches to Justice 

-          Social Ethics

-          Social Justice Movements

-       Spiritual but not Religious Movements

-          Policing/Law and Order

-      Embodiment and Social Protest 

-          Immigration

-          Ecojustice

-      Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

-          Gender and Sexuality Studies

-          Indigenous Studies

-          Disability Studies

-          Whiteness/Critical Whiteness Studies

-          Healthcare

-      Hope and Empathy 

-          Isolation and Social/Mental/Spiritual Wellness

-          Death and Dying

-          Education and Childcare

-          Science and Technology

-       Artificial intelligence (AI)

-          Economic Theory

-          Labor, Consumption, and Consumerism

-          Media, Art, and Social Protest

-          International Studies

-          Globalization and Nationalism

-          Social Ideologies, Conspiracies, and Confirmation Bias

Presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Submit proposals to by October 31. Presenters will be notified on December 15. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to direct your inquiries to Sho McClarence at


Sho McClarence 

PhD student in Religious Studies 

The University of Denver/ Iliff Theology School