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EP 208: Medieval Queer Magic w/Kersti Francis

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Release Date: 07/23/2021

EP 216: The Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy w/Dr. Anne Mocko show art EP 216: The Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy w/Dr. Anne Mocko

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Anne Mocko is Associate Professor of Asian Religions at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She is a specialist in the religions of South Asia, and has spent several years living in Nepal, but has also spent time in India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. She is primarily interested in the ways ritual performances and ritual change can shape collective ideas and ideology. Her first book on the role of ritual in shaping and changing ideologies (Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy) was released by OUP in 2016, and was released in South Asia through Adarsh Books...

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EP 215: Transnational Online Shinto and Educational YouTube w/Kaitlyn Ugoretz show art EP 215: Transnational Online Shinto and Educational YouTube w/Kaitlyn Ugoretz

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(she/her) is a digital anthropologist and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned a BA and MA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania with a double concentration in Chinese and Japanese studies. Her research interests include Japanese religions, globalization, media, and digital technology. Supported by dissertation fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and Japan Foundation, she is conducting an ethnography of the growth of transnational, ...

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EP 214: Social Media and Hinduism w/Dr. Dheepa Sundaram show art EP 214: Social Media and Hinduism w/Dr. Dheepa Sundaram

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Dr. Dheepa Sundaram (she/her/hers) is scholar of performance, ritual, yoga, and digital culture in South Asia at the University of Denver which sits on the unceded tribal lands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe people. Her research examines the formation of Hindu virtual religious publics through online platforms, social media, apps, and emerging technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Dr. Sundaram's current monograph project titled Globalizing Dharma examines how commercial ritual websites fashion a new, digital canon for Hindu religious praxis, effectively "branding"...

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EP 213: Ecological Ethics in the Jewish Community Farming Movement w/Dr. Adrienne Krone show art EP 213: Ecological Ethics in the Jewish Community Farming Movement w/Dr. Adrienne Krone

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Dr. Adrienne Krone is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Jewish Life at Allegheny College. She has a Ph.D. in American Religion from Duke University. Her research focuses on contemporary religious food justice movements in North America and her current project is an ethnographic and historical study of the Jewish community farming movement. Follow Adrienne Krone on Twitter: Visit Sacred Writes:

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EP 212: Heaven Narratives w/Dr. Brook Wilensky-Lanford show art EP 212: Heaven Narratives w/Dr. Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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Brook Wilensky-Lanford is the of Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden (Grove Press, 2011), and former of the online magazine of religion, culture and politics Killing the Buddha. She received her in American Religion from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia. An Associate Editor of at the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life, Brook is fascinated by utopias, origin stories, religious liberalism, and spirituality. Follow Dr. Wilensky-Lanford on Twitter: Visit Sacred Writes online:

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EP 211: Paid Family Leave and the Catholic Church w/Dr. Annie Selak show art EP 211: Paid Family Leave and the Catholic Church w/Dr. Annie Selak

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Annie Selak (she/her/hers) is a systematic theologian, specializing in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. from Boston College, and is also a proud graduate of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (M.Div) and Santa Clara University (BA, BS). Dr. Selak's dissertation, "Toward an Ecclesial Vision in the Shadow of Wounds," examined the wounds of racism and sexism in the Roman Catholic Church utilizing contemporary trauma theory and the ecclesiology of Karl Rahner. Her work has been featured in Modern Theology, Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Washington...

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EP 210: Muslim Women and French Anti-Separatism w/Sahar Ahmed show art EP 210: Muslim Women and French Anti-Separatism w/Sahar Ahmed

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Sahar Ahmed is a PhD candidate in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin. Her research examines and offers a reinterpretation of the right to freedom of religion under International Human Rights Law and Islamic jurisprudence. Sahar is from Lahore, Pakistan, where she worked as a Barrister for many years.  Follow Sahar Ahmed on Twitter: .  Visit Sacred Writes online:

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EP 209: Muslim Philanthropy and Pillars Fund w/Kashif Shaikh show art EP 209: Muslim Philanthropy and Pillars Fund w/Kashif Shaikh

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Kashif Shaikh is the Co-Founder and President of Pillars Fund. In 2010, Kashif and a small group of Muslim philanthropists founded Pillars to strategically organize wealth within their communities and support American Muslim civic institutions and leaders building a more just, equitable society. For the next five years, Kashif volunteered his time and resources to grow and lead Pillars. In 2016, he was asked to be Pillars’ first full-time executive director and transitioned Pillars from a volunteer-run fund to a fully operational foundation. Under his leadership, Pillars has invested more...

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EP 208: Medieval Queer Magic w/Kersti Francis show art EP 208: Medieval Queer Magic w/Kersti Francis

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Kersti Francis is a writer, editor, and medievalist based in Tucson and Los Angeles. Francis’ works at the intersections between religion, magic, gender, and sexuality is so interesting. I loved this conversation, and I hope you enjoy it. She is on Twitter (), where she tweets about feminism, queerness, history, and much more.  

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EP 207: A conversation w/ Dr. Felipe Hinojosa and Dr. Arlene Sánchez-Walsh show art EP 207: A conversation w/ Dr. Felipe Hinojosa and Dr. Arlene Sánchez-Walsh

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Dr. Arlene Sánchez-Walsh: Guest host Arlene M. Sánchez-Walsh, Ph.D., is a professor of religious studies and the author of the award-winning book Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society (Columbia University Press, 2003). She has authored more than a dozen articles and book chapters on the subject of Latino/a Pentecostalism, and has served as a media expert for outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and On Being with Krista Tippett, and served as an expert on Latino/a religious history for the PBS series God in...

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Kersti Francis is a writer, editor, and medievalist based in Tucson and Los Angeles. Francis’ works at the intersections between religion, magic, gender, and sexuality is so interesting. I loved this conversation, and I hope you enjoy it. She is on Twitter (@kerstifrancis), where she tweets about feminism, queerness, history, and much more.