Diane Winston participates on a panel from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. with Aminah McCloud (De Paul University), Robert Orsi (Northwestern University), and Steven Prothero (Boston University) at the American Academy of Religion 2007 Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Panelists will discuss their experiences with the news media and mainstream publishing in order to further our collective reflection on our role as scholars of religion. What does it mean for us to participate in broader public debates about the role of religion in current events and public life? As religious studies scholars are increasingly asked to reach broader audiences, are sought by the mainstream media and trade presses, what is lost and what gained? Or, as we learn to talk in sound bites, what perils or pitfalls await us? These are some of the questions that panelists will address in this Special Topics Forum.