This year’s American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting took place virtually from November 29-December 10, 2020.

Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Director of Women and Gender Studies in Church and Society, presented a paper titled ”When Survivors Come Forward: Analyzing Patterns of Institutional Response and Proposing Transformative Interventions” for the Women and Religion Unit’s session “#MeToo and #ChurchToo.”

Jin Young Choi, Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Baptist Missionary Training School Professorial Chair in Biblical Studies, presided over a session for the Synoptic Gospels Unit with the theme “Representation of Jesus in Synoptic Tradition.” Additionally, she served a respondent for a panel co-sponsored by the Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics, Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible, Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation and Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation Units. The panel celebrated and reviewed Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts, edited by Mitzi Smith and Jin Young Choi (Lexington, 2020).

Deborah J. Rogers, Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Practice of Ministry and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over a session for the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Unit around the theme “Decolonizing our Fields: Women of Color Scholars on Transforming the Guild.”