Decolonizing Religious Studies and Its Layers of Complicity [transcript]

Decolonizing Religious Studies and Its Layers of Complicity Podcast with Natalie Avalos (17 August 2019). Interviewed by David McConeghy Transcribed by David McConeghy Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/decolonizing-religious-studies-and-its-layers-of-complicity/ KEYWORDS decolonization, indigenous studies, Native American Studies, power,  David McConeghy (DM)  00:00 My name is David McConeghy and I’m delighted to be with Dr. Natalie Avalos […]

Natalie Avalos

Natalie Avalos is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies department at University of Colorado Boulder. She an ethnographer of religion whose research and teaching focus on Native American and Indigenous religions in diaspora, healing historical trauma, and decolonization. She received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a special […]

Religious Studies Digest – 13 August 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! In this edition, you will find one PhD position, one job, and one fellowship opportunities. Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to support the RSP thus far through our Patreon and PayPal options. We are aiming for 100 patrons […]

Religion and Law

In this playlist learn how legal systems play a fundamental role in shaping the public’s understanding of religion.

The Secularisation Thesis [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Linda Woodhead on the Secularisation Thesis (16 April 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson. Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson: The secularisation thesis is probably the biggest central theme and certainly the most hotly debated in the sociology of religion, certainly since the 1960’s. Why is it so important and how has […]

Invented Religions [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Carole M. Cusack on Invented Religions (30 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson (with Chris Cotter). Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson (DR): What if you choose to believe in a faith that you knew had been made up? And what if it worked all the same? That’s what Carole Cusack, Associate Professor […]

Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Armin W. Geertz on Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Religion (23 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter. Transcribed by Travis W. Cooper. Chris Cotter (CC): Today we are joined by Professor Armin Geertz of Aarhus University. He’s the head of the Religion and Cognition and Culture Research unit (or RCC) in […]

The Phenomenology of Religion [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with James L. Cox  on The Phenomenology of Religion (14 January 2012). PDF. Interviewed by David G. Robertson. Transcribed by Martin Lepage. David Robertson: The phenomenology of religion has been one of the most influential approaches to studying religion in recent decades. To discuss it, we are joined today by professor emeritus James Cox […]

The Insider/Outsider Problem [transcript]

The Insider/Outsider Problem Podcast with George Chryssides (20th February 2012) Interviewed by Christopher Cotter Transcribed by Catrin Sawford Audio and transcript available at: Chryssides Insider_Outsider Problem Christopher Cotter (CC): The insider/outsider distinction is one of the most fundamental distinctions in the study of religions. I’m not going to get into it too much now because here […]

Data Check

The Phenomenology of Religion Phenomenology is an important methodology in the study of religions, but can be inaccessible to the student. In this interview, James Cox outlines the phenomenology of religion to David in a clear, concise way, avoiding jargon and placing the methodology in the broader context of the history of European philosophy and comparative religion. […]

Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology [transcript]

Categorising “Religion”: From Case Studies to Methodology Podcast with Teemu Taira (19 September 2016). Interviewed by Breann Fallon Transcribed by Claire Berlinger. Transcript available at: Taira – Categorising Religion 1.2 Breann Fallon (BF): The category of religion is often referred to as slippery or problematic. As such, scholars have sought to deconstruct the term in order […]

Is Secularism a World Religion? [transcript]

A transcription of this interview is also available as a PDF, and has been pasted below. Podcast with Donovan Schaefer (28th November 2016) Interviewed by Christopher R. Cotter Transcribed by Catrin J. Sawford Audio and transcript available at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/podcast/is-secularism-a-world-religion/ Christopher R. Cotter (CC): Regular listeners to the Religious Studies Project will know that we’re not […]

Religion, Science and Evolutionary Theory [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Salman Hameed on Religion, Science and Evolutionary Theory Interviewed by Stephen Jones Stephen Jones (SJ):             Well hello everyone, my name’s Stephen Jones, I’m a research fellow at Newman University and we’re here in Birmingham in the UK. I’m here with Salman Hameed who is Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities […]

Religious Freedom in America: Theoretical Considerations [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Finbarr Curtis on Religious Freedom in America: Theoretical Considerations Transcribed by Helen Bradstock Interviewed by Brad Stoddard  Brad Stoddard (BS) Hello, this is Brad Stoddard with the Religious Studies Project. Today I have the pleasure of talking with Professor Finbarr Curtis. Finbarr is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University who recently […]

Six Scholars Discuss the Dissertation to First Book Process [transcript]

Podcast Transcript Podcast with Rachel Lindsey, Cooper Harriss, Craig Martin, Derek Nelson, Emily Clark and Finbarr Curtis. Transcribed by Helen Bradstock Interviewed by Brad Stoddard  BS: Hello. This is Brad Stoddard with the Religious Studies Project. Today’s podcast features a roundtable discussion with six scholars who address the dissertation-to-first-book process. In addition to introducing their projects […]