CSUB 20th Annual Philosophy & Religious Studies Undergraduate Conference

May 3, 2024
Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, California State University, Bakersfield

Humanities Complex
Bakersfield 93309-7335
United States


California State University, Bakersfield

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Undergraduate students are invited to attend CSUB’s Twentieth Annual Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduates  in philosophy or religious studies to engage in lively and productive discussion and to connect with the wider academic community.

The CFP for the conference can be found at https://philevents.org/event/show/120474. Please direct any questions to Prof. Fran Fairbairn ([email protected]).

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Amanda Lucia (University of California, Riverside) 

Amanda Lucia is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California-Riverside. She is author of White Utopias: The Religious Exoticism of Transformational Festivals (2020), which intervenes at the intersection of whiteness, religious exoticism, and contemporary yoga spirituality. Her previous publications include Reflections of Amma: Devotees in a Global Embrace (2014), and numerous articles. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Religion & Sexual Abuse Project, www.religionandsexualabuseproject.org. Her current research focuses on celebrity gurus, and negotiations between religious authority and secular law. 

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