A Student and Faculty Conversation with Dr. Charles Long

Thursday, September 26 | Neal-Marshal Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge | 4 – 5:30PM

The Departments of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Folklore and Ethnomusicology are writing to invite you to an informal chat with Dr. Charles Long, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and former professor of religion at the University of Chicago, UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and Syracuse University.  As a distinguished historian of religion and leading scholar in the study of American religion, Dr. Long will be speaking  at IU as a part of the Department of Religious Studies conference “Religious Studies 50 Years after Schempp: History, Institutions, Theory,” during the weekend of September 27-29, 2013. Dr. Long is widely recognized for his direct influence on the development of the academic study of religion in the latter part of the twentieth century.
 
As a part of his visit, Dr. Long has graciously consented to meet independently with students and faculty in the Departments of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Folklore and Ethnomusicology while he is here, particularly those who engage in the study of African American culture, music and religion.  He has agreed to an open dialogue addressing strategies for navigating the academy, as well as other topics of interest.  We do hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to interact with this distinguished scholar.
 
Dr. Valerie Grim, Chair
Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies
 
Dr. Mellonee Burnim
Professor
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
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