Associate Professor of Religious Studies Seth Schermerhorn recently presented two papers at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. He also served as respondent.
Schermerhorn presented a paper titled "Christianity Embedded into the Landscape: Ambient Catholicism in an Indigenous Community Divided by the U.S.-Mexico International Border" for a co-sponsored panel on "Indigenized Catholicism in North America," hosted by the Catholic Studies Unit and the Native Traditions in the Americas Unit of the AAR.
He also presented his work, "'O'odham, Too': Or, How to Speak to Rattlesnakes" in an "Authors Meet 'Critics'" panel on Lawrence W. Gross's newly published Native American Rhetoric (New Mexico University Press, 2021).
In addition, Schermehorn responded to a series of papers spanning topics from "indigenous" peoples and practices across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, in a panel on the theme of "Updating Global Indigenous Religious Traditions," hosted by the Indigenous Religious Traditions Unit of the AAR.