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The 2024 Arthur C. Wickenden Lecture

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
4:30 pm
Fritz Pavilion, Armstrong Student Center

Miami University's Department of Comparative Religion and partners present the 2024 Arthur C. Wickenden Lecture, Calendars and Privilege: How Race and Religion Take Your Time (and What They Are Doing with It). Be part of a live recording of the award-winning podcast Keeping It 101: A Killjoy’s Introduction to Religion. Professors Megan Goodwin and Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst invite you to join a silly-smart discussion about how the ways we measure time are not neutral, as they may seem, but tell us important things about the making of race, religion, and the world we share. Included will be a discussion of Miami's academic calendar and the complications experienced by students whose religious observances are timed according to other calendars.

Megan Goodwin, PhD, is the former Program Director for Sacred Writes, a Luce-funded project promoting public scholarship on religion hosted by Northeastern University. Her formal expertise is in issues of gender, sexuality, race, politics, and American religions. Her first book, Abusing Religion: Literary Persecutions, Sex Scandals, and American Minority Religions is available through Rutgers. (They also talk about it on their religion & pop culture episode!)

Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst, PhD, is an associate professor of Religion and the director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. Her formal expertise is in Islam in South Asia, racialization of Muslims, and global histories of imperialism. Her first book, Indian Muslim Minorities & the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad, is available through Bloomsbury. She is also co-editor of Words of Experience: Translating Islam with Carl W. Ernst (Equinox).

Event sponsors: Department of Comparative Religion; the Menard Center for Democracy; the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies; the Harry T. Wilks Institute; the Miami University Alumni Association

Megan Goodwin; Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst
Megan Goodwin; Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst