Injustice and Insurgency

William Hart, UNC-Greensboro, “Secularizing Race, Decolonizing the Secular: Preliminary Remarks”

George Shulman, New York University,“Schmittian Sovereignty in Racial Drag: White Supremacy and Black Insurgency as Political Theology”

Ian Ward, University of Maryland, “The Sacrifice of Maher Arar”

Citizenship and Identity

Erica R. Edwards, University of California Riverside, “Extraordinary, Ordinary Violence: African American Literature and the Racial Logics of Counterterror”

Tracy Fessenden, Arizona State University, “Secularization, the Colonial Subject, and the “Sexual Clash of Civilizations”

Edward J. Blum, San Diego State, “I really believed my old master was Almighty God: Slavery, Segregation, and Secularism in Nineteenth-Century America”

Jonathon Kahn, Vassar College, “’Whose Little Boy Are You?’: The Fire Next Time as a Black Theology of Belonging”

Spaces and Crossings

Willie James Jennings, Duke University Divinity School, “Binding Landscapes: Race, Secularism and the Christian Geographic Imagination”

Brandi Hughes, University of Michigan, “From the Ruins of St. Paul”

Derek Chang, Cornell University, “In Good Faith: Aliens & the Racial Contours of Loyalty”