Professional Development Panels

The conference will host two faculty-led lunchtime discussion panels on career development. The panelists will offer a short presentation and reserve time for a Q&A session. This is a tremendous opportunity to network with Harvard University professors and other conference participants. 


Academic Publishing Panel (Friday, October 25)
Discusses preparing and publishing journal articles, turning a thesis into a book, and writing book proposals.The panel will include:

Professor Jon Levenson
Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies and Co-Editor of the Harvard Theological Review
Professor Anne Monius
Professor of South Asian Religions and Editor of the AAR/OUP Religion in Translation Series
Laura Morris
Editor, Religious Studies at Cambridge University Press

Academic Jobs Panel (Saturday, October 26)
Discusses job market readiness, writing applications, and preparing for interviews and job talks. The panel will include:

Dr. Ann D. Braude
Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program
Professor Stephanie Paulsell
Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies
Professor Charles Stang
Associate Professor of Early Christian Thought