Carol Wayne White to Give AJTP Lecture at AAR


Each year, IARPT’s journal, The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, hosts a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. We are pleased to announce that Carol Wayne White will be this year’s speaker. 

Professor White’s lecture is entitled: “Black Lives, Sacred Humanity, and The Racialization of Nature, or Why America Needs Religious Naturalism Today.”

Carol Wayne White is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Bucknell University, and the author of Poststructuralism, Feminism, and Religion: Triangulating Positions (2002); The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-70): Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism (2009); and Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism (2016). She has published articles on process philosophy, religious naturalism, and critical theory. White has also received national awards and fellowships, including an Oxford University Fellowship in Religion and Science, a Science and Religion Course Award Program Development Grant (The John Templeton Foundation), and a NEH Fellowship. She is currently writing a new book that explores the tenets of deep ecology and insights of religious naturalism expressed in contemporary American nature poets and writers.

The 2016 annual meeting of the AAR is November 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas. Professor White’s lecture will take place in Convention Center-302A (3rd Level) on Sunday evening, November 20, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Please also note that the biannual business meeting of the Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought (IARPT) will take place just before the lecture, at 5:45 p.m. For more info, please contact Michael Hogue (