Rufus Monroe and Sofie Hougaard Paine Lectures in Religion
The Rufus Monroe and Sofie Paine Endowment for Lectures in Religion was established by Catherine P. Middlebush as a memorial to her parents.
Recent Paine Lectures:
- Kent Brintnall, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies at University of North Carolina
Forgetting Freud: The Drive for Religion
April 28, 2017
- Deonnie Moodie, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma.
Modernizing a Hindu Temple: Kalighat in Colonial and Contemporary Calcutta
October 14, 2016
- Brannon Ingram, Assistant Professor of the Religious Studies, Northwestern University
A Noble Jihad? Debating Politics in the Muslim Anti-Apartheid Movement
April 19, 2016
- John Schmalzbauer, Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies, Department of Religious Studies
The Unsecular Campus: The Diversification of Student Religious Life in America
March 11, 2016
- Kathleen Kennedy, Associate Professor, Department of English, Penn State – Brandywine
The Puzzle of Abbot Islip’s Book, Tudor Pop Music, & Kind Henry’s Lady
November 6, 2015
- Kelly Hayes, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University-Indianapolis
Intergalactic Space-Time Travelers: Envisioning the New Age in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn
October 16, 2015
- Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, North Carolina State University.
Everyday Secularism: Sufi Shrines and Interreligious Dialogue in Modern India.
April 10, 2015
- John Modern, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College.
Adventures in the Religion Machine: Scientology, Structuralism, and William S. Burroughs.
February 27, 2015.
- Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis.
Practice Makes Perfect: Mormons and the Politics of Representation.
October 20, 2014.
- Jill Peterfeso, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Guilford College.
Women Priest: The 21st Century Ordination of Women in Roman Catholicism.
October 13, 2014.
- Brad Crowell, Associate Professor of Religion, Drake University.
King Solomon, An Emperor without an Empire: Toward a Postcolonial Historiography of Ancient Israel.
September 24, 2014.
- Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University.
Do Not Tamper With the Clues: What the Goldman Sachs Group Can Tell Us About Religion.
March 13, 2014.
- Michael Zogry, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Kansas.
Religion & Baseball: Naismith's Game.
March 4, 2014.
- David Amponsah, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Committee on the Study of Religion.
Governance, Witchcraft, and the Debate Over the Public Interest in Colonial Ghana, 1906-1957.
February 4, 2014.
- David Walsh, PhD Candidate in Anthropology of Religion, Arizona State University.
Inviting Fire: Dene Food and Religion in the Subarctic.
January 28, 2014.
- Sarah Dees, PhD Candidate in Religious Studies, Indiana University.
The Study of Native American Religions in the Assimilation Era.
January 30, 2014
- Dr. Anne Blankenship, Postdoctoral Fellow, Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis
Before the Civil Rights Movement: Christian Responses to the Incarceration of Japanese Americans
February 5, 2013