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A conversation within the framework of the Chair for the Study of Religion at CERI


10 June 2021
17:00 - 18:30 Paris Time i.e. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm New York Time

Beyond the State: Re-thinking Race and Religion
Conversation with J.Kameron Carter and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan


This webinar will present J. Kameron Carter and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan on the current politics of religion in the US and its significance beyond the US.
Sullivan will discuss the debate around Trump’s photo-op with a Bible in front of St. John’s Episocpal Church in Washington DC.
Carter will discuss the January 6 attack on the US capitol.
Each will suggest the ways in which these events reveal the need to move beyond statist defenses and critiques of these events of the left and the right, urging a move toward otherwise religio-political worlds.

Nadia Marzouki, Sciences Po - CERI.

Juliette Galonnier, Sciences Po - CERI.
Joseph Winters, Professor of Religious Studies and African and African American Studie at Duke University.



Winnifred Fallers Sullivan is Provost Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Religion and the Human at Indiana University Bloomington.  She studies the intersection of religion and law in the modern period, particularly the phenomenology of modern religion as it is shaped in its encounter with law. Among other works, Sullivan is the author of The Impossibility of Religious Freedom (Princeton, 2005, 2d ed. 2018) and Church State Corporation: Construing Religion in US Law (Chicago, 2020) and co-author of Ekklesia: Three Studies in Church and State (Chicago, 2018).

J. Kameron Carter is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Center for Religion and the Human at Indiana University Bloomington. He theorizes “religion” as a modern innovation that is bound up with formations of colonial and racial formations of gender, capitalism, and the political. This broad area of inquiry, Carter calls “the black study of religion.” He is the author of Race: A Theological Account (Oxford UP, 2008). He has just sent to press The Anarchy of Black Religion (Univ of Minnesota Press), and is completing The Religion of Whiteness: An Apocalyptic Lyric.

Joseph Winters is the Alexander F. Hehmeyer Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African and African American Studies. His interests lie at the intersection of black religious thought, African-American literature, and critical theory. Winters' first book, Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress (Duke University Press, June 2016) examines how black literature and aesthetic practices challenge post-racial fantasies and triumphant accounts of freedom. His second book project (under contract with Duke University Press) is called Disturbing Profanity: Hip Hop, Black Aesthetics, and the Volatile Sacred.

Juliette Galonnier is Assistant Professor at CERI, Sciences Po. Her research investigates the social construction of racial and religious categories. She received in 2017 a joint PhD degree in Sociology from Sciences Po and Northwestern University. Entitled Choosing Faith and Facing Race: Converting to Islam in France and the United States, her dissertation was awarded the Best Dissertation Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in 2018. She has published several chapters in edited volumes and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as French politics, culture and society, Sociology of Religion, Critique internationale. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher within the “Global Race” ANR project. In 2018, she coordinated with Pr. Mahamet Timéra a research project on Muslims of Sub-Saharan and Comorian descent in France.

Nadia Marzouki is a Research Fellow (chargée de recherche) at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in Paris. Her work examines public controversies about Islam and religious freedom in Europe and the United States. She is also interested in debates about religious freedom and democratization in North Africa. She is the author of Islam, an American Religion (Columbia University Press, 2017). She coedited with Olivier Roy Religious Conversions in the Mediterranean World (Palgrave, Macmillan, 2013). She coedited with Olivier Roy and Duncan McDonnell, Saving the People, How Populists Hijack Religion (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Organizers: Nadia Marzouki, Sciences Po - CERI / CNRS, Alain Dieckhoff, Sciences Po - CERI / CNRS, Stéphane Lacroix, Sciences Po - CERI.

This seminar will take place online via the Zoom platform.
You will receive a confirmation email with the login information after registration.

Organisé par : CERI