The Ohio State University Center for the Study of Religion presents
"The Air We Breathe: Healthiness & the Body Politic"
Courtney Bender // Pamela Klassen
ColumbIA University // University of Toronto
Courtney Bender, Professor of Religion at Columbia University, is a sociologist and ethnographer. She is the author of Heaven’s Kitchen: Living Religion at God’s Love We Deliver and The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination. She is also the co-editor of several edited volumes, including with Pamela Klassen After Pluralism: Reemagining Religious Engagement. Bender is currently finishing a book-length study of a range of built and unbuilt architectural projects in order to better understand the shape and impact of secular American modernist's visions of the future of religion in the twentieth century. She currently serves as a consultant for the Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon in Mt. Lebanon, New York, and as a member of the editorial board of the SSRC’s Immanent Frame.
Pamela Klassen is Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her most recent books are The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land and Ekklesia: Three Inquiries in Church and State, co-authored with Paul Christopher Johnson and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan. She is also the co-editor of The Public Work of Christmas: Difference and Belonging in Multicultural Societies and, with Courtney Bender, After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement. Together with a team of students from U of T and community members from Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre and the Rainy River First Nations, she recently launched a digital project called “Kiinawin Kawindomowin Story Nations” at storynations.utoronto.ca. She currently holds the Anneliese Maier Research Award from Germany’s Humboldt Foundation, in support of a five-year international project entitled “Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societies.”
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