In 2020 a reading group was established, bringing together graduate students, emerging scholars and experts in the field to raise and discuss pertinent social issues against the background of critical methodological, theoretical, and contextual issues in the study of religion and theology. The reading group offers students and scholars the opportunity to read together and engage in a discussion that will respond to critical theoretical and empirical questions in the decolonial, feminist and trans-disciplinary study of religion in society.
This group also aims to provide another form of support for Honours and Masters students by encouraging the creation of a community of scholars. A particular aim for the group for 2020 is to develop and engage with interdisciplinary ways of thinking about and theorising research. Two key texts which the group aims to engage in 2020 are Adriaan van Klinken’s “Kenyan, Christian, Queer” and Saba Mahmood’s “Politics of Piety”.