Dr. Howe was featured on the New Books Network podcast to discuss her new book Suburban Islam.
As soon as Joy Bostic heard Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy award-winning album DAMN., she knew she had to develop a class around it. It became the basis for her well-received “Religion and Popular Culture” course. Though the standard course registration timing had passed, she listed the course online as an option for students. By the next morning, she received a call from the department assistant asking if she wanted to put a cap on registrations; nearly 50 students had already signed up. In the fall 2017 course, Bostic and her students examined the religious aspects of Lamar’s work. The course became a new take on similar concepts she had discussed in another of her popular classes, one exploring singer-songwriter Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, which was first offered in spring 2017 and is being taught again this semester.
Faculty Work-in-Progress: American Muslim Students during the Cold War
Date: Tue. March 5th, 2019, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
This event is free and open to the public. Registration requested.
Dr. Bostic will be presenting as part of Inspiring Change through Truth Telling: A Social Justice Teach-In on Saturday, February 9. Dr. Bostic’s presentation, titled “God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in Religion and Hip Hop, will be held from 1:40-2:35 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Atrium. For more information, please visit https://case.edu/socialjustice/programs-and-events/upcoming-events.
Justine Howe portrays the experiences and aspirations of an American Muslim community
By Arthur Evenchik
“On Hindu Bioethics: Respecting Diverse Beliefs in the Context of Western Medicine’s Standards of Care”
Dr. Sarma fleshes out the bioethical complexities that emerge from a malpractice case for which he was retained as an expert consultant, concerning an innocent infant, a child of Hindu parents, who was circumcised without the required parental consent. He argues that, given Hindu beliefs about the status and integrity of the body, the malpractice is contextually egregious, violates Hindu bioethics, and ought to incur consequential, rather than nominal, damages. In his presentation of the case, attendees will learn the fundamentals of Hindu bioethics as well as its application to a relevant case.
Bioethics Grand Rounds
Bunts Auditorium, Cleveland Clinic
Monday, November 12
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm
The Department of Religious Studies will host an open house on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm in Clark 206. Join us for pizza, Halloween candy, and a Game of Thrones screening and discussion.
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 6:00pm
Clark Hall, Room 206