Keynote Speakers

The 2014 Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regional Meeting of the AAR, SBL, and ASOR includes three keynote talks: one sponsored by the AAR, one by SBL, and one for the conference as a whole.

The AAR-sponsored keynote will take place during the lunch session on Saturday, March 29.

The conference keynote will take place during the evening session on Saturday, March 29.

The SBL-sponsored keynote will take place during the lunch session on Sunday, March 30.

All three talks will take place in Sturm 151.

We are delighted to welcome our three eminent speakers:

AAR lunch keynote:

Title: “From the Academy to the Beltway: A Scholar’s Unanticipated Journey”

Speaker: Sheila Greeve Davaney, Emerita Professor of Theology, Iliff School of Theology and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where she works with the Faith and Public Policy Team. From 2007-11 she was Program Officer for Religion and Public Life at the Ford Foundation. For twenty seven years she taught Modern Western Thought at the Iliff School of Theology, where she was the Harvey H. Potthoff Professor of Christian Theology. In 2008 she was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She has authored or edited eleven volumes and over forty academic articles, and has recently completed a study entitled “The Progressive and Social Justice Faith Movement: Portrait and Prospects”.

Conference evening keynote:

Title: “Trends and Issues in the Study of Religion: A Conversation with the Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Speaker: Amir Hussain, Professor, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

SBL lunch keynote:

Title: “Early Christian Hypertexts and Hyperrealities: The Cases of Eusebius and Egeria”

Speaker: Jeremy Schott, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University

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