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The American Academy of Religion‘s Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee will hold a panel discussion:  “Religious and Racial Identity Politics in Media Coverage of the 2016 US National Election” on Saturday Nov. 19, 2016.

Charge:  The Status of Racial & Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee recommends policies and good practices to assure the full access and academic freedom of racial/ethnic minority persons within the Academy and develops programs to enhance their status in the profession.

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Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee

Theme:
Religious and Racial Identity Politics in Media Coverage of the 2016 US National Election
David A. Sánchez, Loyola Marymount University, Presiding
Saturday – 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Grand Hyatt-Texas A (4th Level)
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What is the place of the scholar of religion in disrupting or perpetuating the prevailing discourse in American political culture? A panel of leading scholars and journalists will engage the media-driven political narratives about religious and racial identities that emerged in the 2016 US national election. The panel will pay particular attention to the subtexts and lacunae in these narratives and media choices in reporting.

Panelists:

  • Ebrahim E. I. Moosa, University of Notre Dame
  • Jean-Pierre Ruiz, St. John’s University, New York
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
  • Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale University
Saturday, Nov.19, 2016, 4:00-6:30 pm (reception following)
Grand Hyatt – Texas A (4th Level)
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