Hinduism Teachings

Complicit Scholarship: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Spiritual Research


2018 Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Faith
November 17
Denver, Colorado

Is there similar to a factor as impartial, disinterested scholarship? If that’s the case, what does it appear to be, who can do it, and what do ‘disinterested’ students appear to be? If not, then how ought to we perceive requirements of ‘excellence’ in our disciplines? Who units these requirements and who polices their boundaries? What kinds of students and what kinds of scholarship rely as ‘glorious’? What will we make of scholarship that not solely displays the social inequalities of its time however helps systemic inequality? How will we interact scholarship that’s racist, misogynist, or classist? On this panel, students of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, and Sikh research will take into account these questions from their very own disciplines, occupied with how energy is mirrored and replicated of their fields. They may pay particular consideration to race and gender, utilizing a latest article in authorized research by Ayesha S. Chaudhry as a place to begin.

Rumee Ahmed, College of British Columbia, presiding

Sailaja Krishnamurti, Saint Mary’s College
Andrea C. White, Union Theological Seminary
Sylvia Chan-Malik, Rutgers College
Valerie C. Cooper, Duke College
Simran Jeet Singh, New York College
Ayesha S. Chaudhry, College of British Columbia


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