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Second Annual Drew Colloquium in Transdisciplinary Theological Studies

The second annual Conference was held in Mead Hall at Drew on Sept. 28-29, 2002. This year's theme was: "Com/promised lands: The Colonial, the Postcolonial, and the Theological."

The conference was attended by a number of Drew students and faculty. Faculty from across the world presented and critiqued each other's work. Those who presented include:

Dr. Ada Maria Isasi Diaz (Drew University)
"Burlando al Opresor: Mocking/Tricking the Oppressor Hispanas/Latinas/Mujeristas Defining Ourselves and Our People"

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan (Episcopal Divinity School)
"Racism, Sexuality, and the Imperialistic Christ"

Dr. Fernando Sergovia (Vanderbilt University)
"Mapping the Postcolonial Optic in Biblical Criticism"

Dr. Vincent Wimbush (Claremont Graduate University)
"Divining Worlds: An African Americanist Proposal for the Interpretation of Sacred Texts"

Dr. Stephen Moore (Drew University)
"Empire, Apocalypse, and the (Infinitesimal) Space Between: The Evangelist Mark Contemplates the Ruins of Jerusalem."

Dr. Andrew Jacobs (University of California, Riverside)
"Beautiful Jewesses in the Synagogues of Satan: Desire and Ambivalence in the Ancient Christian Holy Land"

Dr. Catherine Keller (Drew University)
"The Love of Postcolonialism: Theology in the Interstices of Empire"


Dr. R.S. Sugirtharajah (University of Birmingham)
"Complacencies and Cul de sacs: Christian Theologies and Colonialism"

Dr. Joerg Rieger (Southern Methodist University)
"Postcolonialism and the Preferential Option for the Margins"

Dr. Karen McCarthy Brown (Drew University)
"Deconstructing 'Syncretism': A Historical Case Study of Haitian Vodou"

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