Ellis Auditorium, Ellis Library
The 10th Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life hosted by the Religious Studies Department at the University of Missouri presents, “Blood Sacrifice & the Myth of the Fallen Muslim Soldier in U.S. Presidential Elections after 9/11.” The Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life brings a distinguished scholar to campus each year for a public talk of relevance to both scholars of religion and the general public. This year's distinguished scholar is Dr. Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts & Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. Dr. Curtis is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the American Academy of Religion, and the National Humanities Center. Along with Sylvester Johnson, he is also founding co-editor of the Journal of Africana Religions. Since 9/11, Edward Curtis has lectured frequently in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East about the role of Islam and Muslims in U.S. history and contemporary affairs. He has also contributed interviews and articles on the subject to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and the Associated Press, among other media outlets.
The event will be held on campus in the on April 12th at 7:30 pm. A reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit: https://religiousstudies.missouri.edu/event/religion-and-public-life-lecture