April 4, 2020 — Dallas, TX. SMU Simmons School of Education. One-day conference entitled “Spiritual & Religious Abuse: Recognizing, Preventing, and Healing.” Organized by Mental Health Professional, Clergy, and Spiritual Abuse Survivors, and International Cultic Studies Association. My co-teaching presentation on “Biblical Rape Stories as Exegetical Locations for Spiritual Abuse.”
March 18, 2020 — Portland, OR. University of Portland. Garaventa Center. College of Arts & Sciences. Catholic Studies Program. Department of Theology. Lecturer. “Reading the Bible Disruptively for Gender Justice in an Authoritarian Age. At 7:15 PM. Location: Bauccio Commons, University of Portland.
November 26, 2019 — San Diego, CA. Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)–S26-137. Women in the Biblical World/Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible. Theme: “Cultivating Womanist, Feminist, and Queer Relationships in this Neoliberal-Authoritarian Age.” Organizer and presider of a panel with 12 contributors.
November 25, 2019 — San Diego, CA. Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)– S25-225. Homiletics and Biblical Studies Section. My paper title “Preaching with a Feminist Hermeneutic of Reproductive Justice.” From 1-3:30 PM. Location: Hilton Bayfront Room Aqua 313 (Aqua Level).
November 24, 2019 — San Diego, CA. Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)–Paper Presentation. S24-336. Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible Section. My paper title “Tribute to Three Mothers of Feminist Hebrew Bible Studies.” From 4-6:30 PM. Location: Convention Center — 1A (Upper Level West).
November 23, 2019 — San Diego, CA. Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)–Panel Respondent. Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible/Gender, Sexuality, and the Bible Sections. Theme: “Review of Susanne Scholz, The Bible as Political Artifact: On the Feminist Study of the Bible (Fortress, 2017).” From 1-3:30 PM. Location: Convention Center — 25B (Upper Level East).
November 15-16, 2019 — Bern, Switzerland. University of Bern. Conference “Sexual Abuse in the Context of the Church: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” My lecture on “Bible and Sexual Violence.”
September 14, 2019 — Leuven, Belgium. University of Leuven. International Meeting of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR). My lecture on “The Disneyfication of Tel Shiloh: Historical Criticism and Archaeology as Methodological Regimes of Invisibility in Biblical Studies and Beyond.”
November 19, 2018 — Denver, CO. Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)–Panel co-organizer and presider. S19-102 SBL African-American Biblical Hermeneutics Seminar / African-American Biblical Hermeneutics Section / Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible Section / Paul and Politics Seminar / Contextual Biblical Interpretation Section / Asian and Asian-American Hermeneutics Seminar / Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation Section / Reading, Theory, and the Bible Section / Racism, Pedagogy and Biblical Studies Consultation / Postcolonial Studies and Biblical Studies Section / Rhetoric and the New Testament Section. Theme: “Decentering Biblical Scholarship Thirty Years Later: Critical Reflections on the Call of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza.” From 9:00 AM–11:30 AM. Location: Convention Center (CC) – 404 (Street Level). For more information, visit here.
November 18, 2018 – Denver, CO, American Academy of Religion (AAR) — Panel organizer and presider. P18-401 European Society of Women in Theological Research. Theme: “Colloquy: The Future of Feminist Theologies: Glocal Considerations.” From 2018 6:30 PM–8:30 PM. Location: Hilton City Center-Matchless (Lower Level 1). For more information, visit here.
November 17, 2018 – Denver, CO, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) — “Sodom and Gomorrah in the Art of Yehuda Levy-Aldema.” Paper at the “Bible and Visual Art Section” In the local Convention Center 110 from 4-6:30 pm. For more information, visit here.
October 16, 2018 – Jerusalem, Israel, Church of the Redeemer, Muristan Road, Old City — “A Visual Beth Midrash with Lot’s Daughters: Toward the Practice of Slow Reading, Seeing, and Understanding,” together with Israeli artist Yehuda Levy-Aldema. For more information, see the flyer Visual Beth Midrash event on 10-16-2018.jpg.
June 8, 2018 — Stony Brook, Long Island, NY. Stony Brook University. Annual Meeting of the Working-Class Studies Association Conference. Panelist at “Religion, Neoliberalism, and ‘Right-Wing Populism’ in America: A Panel Discussion.”
February 5-9, 2018 – Jerusalem, Israel, Dormition Abbey – “Postcolonialism and (Feminist) Biblical Exegesis: Six Lectures.” For more information on studying at the Dormition Abbey, visit http://dormitio.net/engagement/studienjahr/index.html.
March 10, 2018 – Irving, TX, Southwest Commission of the Study of Religion – Organizer and presider of the section “AAR: Class Studies in Religion.” This year’s panel will discuss the theme “Intersections of Religion, Class, and Reproductive Rights.” From 10:30 am to Noon in the Irving Marriott Hotel. For more information on the SWCSR, visit https://sites.google.com/site/swcrsaarsblasorassr/.
March 10, 2018 – Irving, TX, Southwest Commission of the Study of Religion – Organizer and presider of the section “AAR: Class Studies in Religion.” This year’s panel will discuss the theme “Teaching Identity Politics in Religion during an Age of Authoritarianism.” From 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Irving Marriott Hotel. For more information on the SWCSR, visit https://sites.google.com/site/swcrsaarsblasorassr/.
March 24, 2018 – Dallas, TX, Perkins School of Theology for the Laity Religion – “The Bible and Yoga.” At SMU Perkins School of Theology from 1:15-4:15 pm. For more information, visit https://www.smu.edu/Perkins/PublicPrograms/LaySchools/Dallas/PTSL_2018.
April 14-16, 2018 – Dallas, TX, SMU Perkins School of Theology — “Celebrating Marc H. Ellis’s Work as a Diasporic German, Naturalized US-American, Post-Holocaust Feminist Hebrew Bible Scholar during Trumpism.”
June 6-9, 2018 – Stony Brook, NY, Stony Brook University, Working-Class Studies Association Conference — Panelist of the panel “Relgiion, Neoliberalism, and ‘Right-Wing Populism’ in America.” Dr. Scholz will talk about the reading of the Bible in a neoliberal and authoritarian context. For more information on the WCSA, visit https://wcstudiesassociation.wordpress.com/conferences/.