“Religion, Health & Disease:
An Online Conference Where Interdisciplinary Lines Intersect”

March 12 - 14th, 2021
(All Events Scheduled in US Eastern Time)

Host: Department of Religion, Florida State University
Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. On that day,
clocks in the Eastern US will advance one hour. Sunday’s program takes that change into account.

Final Program, March 9, 2021

Conference Website: https://religion.fsu.edu/secsor-conference

Program Chairs: Wesley Barker, Mercer University & Kathryn Lopez, Campbell University
Technical Managers: Kurt Rockenstein & Matthew Strange, College of Arts & Sciences, FSU
Conference Co-Organizers: Matthew Goff & Joseph Hellweg, Florida State University

The co-organizers wish especially to thank the following for their generous help and support:

Dean Sam Huckaba, College of Arts & Sciences
Aline Kalbian, Chair, Department of Religion
Members of the Board, AAR/SBL Southeastern Regions
Our Plenary Session Speakers & Presiders
Our Event Presiders & FSU Graduate Student Zoom Room Moderators

Table of Contents

General Information

  • Zoom Technical Support & Communication Contact Information
  • Access to File Sharing via SharePoint
  • Virtual Graduate Student Lounge


DAY 1 – Friday, March 12

  • Welcome, Orientation & Awards, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Session I – Friday, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Plenary Roundtable 1, 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.
               Race, Religion & Health: Epidemics of Disparity
  • Virtual Reception: Topical Breakout Rooms, 8:45 - 10:30 p.m.

DAY 2 – Saturday, March 13

DAY 3 – Sunday, March 14

Event Titles – for Searching the Program


AAR Invited Panel I: Religion & Society
AAR Invited Panel II: Africana Religions
AAR Invited Panel III: African Religions
AAR Invited Panel IV: William R. Jones Archive

SBL Invited Panel I: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
SBL Invited Panel II: Africana Christianities
SBL Invited Panel III: Hebrew Bible (Part 1)
SBL Invited Panel IV: Hebrew Bible (Part 2)

Invited Undergraduate Paper Panels I, II


AAR Bible & Modern Culture
AAR Black Cultures in the Study of Religion
AAR Constructive Theologies I, II, III, IV


AAR Ethics, Religion & Society I, II AAR History of Christianity I, II, III
AAR Intersectionality I, II, III
AAR Islam
AAR Judaism
AAR Method & Theory in the Study of Religion I, II
AAR Philosophy of Religion I, II
AAR Religion, Culture & the Arts I, II
AAR Religions in America
AAR Religions of Asia I, II
AAR Secularism, Religious Freedom & Global Politics
AAR Teaching & Learning Religion I, II, III

SBL Apocrypha & Pseudepigrapha I, II
SBL Dead Sea Scrolls
SBL Hebrew Bible/Old Testament I, II, III, IV
SBL New Testament I, II, III

Undergraduate Paper Panels I, II, III, IV


  1. Zoom Technical Support & Communication Contact Information
  2. Access to File Sharing via SharePoint
  3. Virtual Book Fair

Baker Academic

Baylor University Press




Mercer University Press

University of Tennessee Press

University Press of Florida

Society of Biblical Literature

  1. Virtual Graduate Student Lounge
    • This year's graduate student representatives, Sarah Cook (University of Georgia) and Michael McLaughlin (Florida State University), will host a virtual grad student lounge throughout the conference on Discord. Interested graduate students should email Michael at mm17ae@my.fsu.edu for the server invite.

When will the Zoom links below go live?

The Conference Program's Zoom Links are now LIVE.

You will need a Passcode to enter each meeting which will be emailed to registered users and institutes, before March 12th.

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