Please view our online calendar for upcoming events.



Thursday, January 27, 5:00pm, Swift Hall Common Room 
Matthew W. Harris: "Black Metaphysical Religion and the Art of Being Somewhere Else"

Matt Harris headshot

Monday, January 31, 4:30pm, Swift Hall Common Room
Adeana McNicholl: The “Black Buddhism Plan”: Buddhism, Race, and Surveillance in the Early Twentieth Century

Adeana McNicholls headshot


Tuesday, February 8, 5pm, Swift Hall Common Room
Vaughn Booker: From the Back of the Church: Irreverent Religion in African American History 

Vaughn Booker


Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5pm, Livestream
An Evening with Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis

Join us for an evening with author and scholar Rebecca Davis joined in conversation by William Schultz, Assistant Professor at The Divinity School and a historian of American Religion. This event will be livestreamed (no in-person component).

Monday, February 14, 4:30pm, Swift Hall Common Room
Rachel Schine: "Racing Time: Chronologies of Black Muslim Belonging in Arabic Epics"

Rachel Schine

February 22, 5pm, Zoom Jun Zhou Lecture in Theravada Buddhism
Alastair Gornall: Towards a History of Theravada Eco-Cosmological Literature

Thursday, February 24, 5:00pm, public lecture in the Common Room
Samah Choudhury: Caricatures of Religious Difference, Black Aesthetics, and the Case of Hasan Minhaj.


March 8, 5pm, Zoom Jun Zhou Lecture in Theravada Buddhism
Brook Schedneck: “‘Worship the Robes, Not the Wearer’: Lay Buddhist Scrutiny in Contemporary Thailand”