April Stace Vega is a Lecturer at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, in the Theology and Religious Studies department. She earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America in 2014. Her research interests lie at the intersection of religious studies, ethnomusicology, and liturgical studies. In May 2015, she will join the senior staff at The Riverside Church in New York City as Minister of Worship and the Arts. Website: www.aprilstacevega.com
The RSP collaborated with Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at their 2014 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis to offer and video record an interdisciplinary panel on the study of religion. Each of the papers presented are not only from different fields in the study of religion but also methodologically or theoretically apply an interdisciplinary approach. The authors represent the best in their fields. Some are established scholars with a body of work while others are up-and-coming talent.