Penn Lightbulb Café Explores prof. justin McDaniel's Course: Living Deliberately -- Monks, Saints and the Contemplative Life

Speaker: 

Justin McDaniel

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WHAT:           Penn Lightbulb Café talk, “Living Deliberately: Monks, Saints and the Contemplative Life

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 16, 6-7 p.m. 

Event Date: 
04/16/2013 - 6:00pm

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Aditya Bhattacharjee

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Born in Bombay, India and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Aditya discovered an academic interest in South and Southeast Asian civilization while pursuing BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal.  He is a fluent speaker of Hindi, French and Bengali and has studied Sanskrit for a number of years at McGill and at the American Institute of Indian Studies' (AIIS) Pune Center.  Currently, he is interested in investigating interrelatedness between Hinduism and Buddhism in both pre-modern and contemporary Thai religion.  Additionally, he is continuting to i

Summary of Interests: 
Buddhist Studies

Ali Noori

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Mysticism and Philosophy
Islamic Intellectual History
Education: 

Ali Noori received his Bachelor's in Philosophy and Near Eastern Intellectual History from the City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, where he studied sources of early Islamic philosophy and the evolving authority of Greek philosophers therein.  His honors thesis was titled: “Ibn Sīnā’s Adaptation of Aristotle’s Active Intellect: Paving the Way for Philosophical Sufism.” 

Summary of Interests: 
Mysticism and Philosophy
Islamic Intellectual History

Max Dugan

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Max received a Bachelor's in religious studies with highest honors from Kenyon College, along with a minor in Arabic and concentration in Islamic Civilizations and Cultures. He is primarily interested in visual and material religion in Islam, specifically in North America. Liable to change in the near future, he is currently researching tattoos and basketball.

Summary of Interests: 
Visual & Material Religion
Islam in North America

Guy R. Welbon

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Associate Professor of Religious Studies & South Asia Studies, Emeritus
Education: 
Ph.D. (with distinction), The University of Chicago, 1963
A.M. Northwestern University, 1960
B.S.J. ("With Highest Distinction") Northwestern University, 1958
Summary of Interests: 
Emeritus

Stephen Dunning

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Professor of Religious Studies (emeritus)
Education: 

Ph.D., The Study of Religion (Christian Theology), Harvard University, 1977
M.Div., Comparative Religion, Harvard Divinity School, 1969
B.A., Goddard College (Education and Psychology), 1964

Summary of Interests: 
Emeritus

Teren Sevea

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Contact Information
Office Address: 
Wiliams Hall 805
Phone: 
215-573-2138
Email Address: 
tsevea@sas.upenn.edu
Office Hours: 
by appointment
Education: 

Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Summary of Interests: 
Religion in Modern South &
Southeast Asia
Selected Publications: 

Islamic Connections: Muslim Societies in South and Southeast Asia(edited with Michael Feener), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009.

"Sex to the Next-World: Esoteric Science for the Penis-bearing Mualaa inShi'ism in South East Asia. 'Alid Piety and Secration Constructions, Michael Feener and Chiara Formaichi, eds, London: Hurst, forthcoming.

‘Making Medinas in the East: Islamist Connections and Progressive Islam,’ Islamic Connections: Studies of Muslim South and Southeast Asia, Feener and Sevea, eds., Singapore: ISEAS, 2009.

‘Islamist Intellectual Space: 'True Islam' and the Ummah in the East,’ Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 35, Numbers 4-5, 2007, pp. 575-607.

‘Islamist Questioning of Colonialism: Towards an Understanding of the Islamist Oeuvre,’ Third World Quarterly, Volume 28, Issue 7, 2007, pp. 1375-1399.

Allison Covey

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Contact Information
Office Address: 
226 Cohen
Phone: 
215-898-7453

Allison’s core research places ethology, evolutionary biology, and paleoanthropology in conversation with Christian theology to explore the relationships between humans, animals, and the environment. She has additional research interests in religious identity, the religious/secular boundary, religion and law, and pop culture studies.

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston
B.A., Texas A&M University

Summary of Interests: 
Religious Identity & the Law
Contemporary Christian Ethics
Theological Anthropology
Work in Progress: 

“Ethical Veganism as Protected Identity: Constructing a Creed under Human Rights Law “ in Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture: Towards a Vegan Theory (Palgrave, 2018)

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