Links between religion, violence, and gender will be discussed during Lunch with the League on Tuesday, November 7.
Lunch with the League is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge.
The November 7 talk is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
“All are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for a nominal fee,” a press release said. “Coffee and tea will be served. The presentation will begin at noon.”
The presentation is titled “Exploring the Links Between Religion, Violence, and Gender: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond.”
The speaker is:
Rosalind Hackett, PhD—Chancellor’s Professor Emerita; Professor Emerita, Department of Religious Studies, University of Tennessee Knoxville; also Extraordinary Professor, Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Hackett, a longstanding faculty member who taught in the Religious Studies Department from 1986-2021, was recently awarded professor emerita status, the press release said. She also served as department head from 2009-2018 and as adjunct in anthropology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. From 2003-08, she was a distinguished professor in the humanities. She received her doctorate in religious studies from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland in 1986. Prior to that, she taught at Nigerian universities for eight years.
In 2000-01, she spent a year at Harvard University as a liberal arts fellow in law and religion at Harvard Law School and as senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. She was a Rockefeller research fellow at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2003-04. She was appointed a Mellon Fellow at the University of Cape Town in Religious Studies in May 2014 and as Gerardus van der Leeuw Fellow, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (August-December 2018).
She has published extensively in the areas of indigenous religion, new religious movements, media, gender, art, human rights, and conflict in Africa, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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