Rita Nakashima Brock and Adela Collins will present the plenary lectures at the upcoming meeting in March.
The AAR-SW welcomes Brock, Research Professor in Theology and Culture and Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. She will speak on "Moral Injury After War, Soul Repair, and the Civic Role of Religion. The first Asian American woman ever to earn a doctorate in theology (Claremont), Brock has taught religion and women's studies at a number of colleges and universities, and she has served as a leader in public theology and discourse. Professor Brock steps in to replace previously scheduled speaker Otto Maduro, who has had to cancel.
Members of the SBL in the Southwest Region welcome Collins, Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. She focuses her research interests on the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Revelation, as well as other early Christian apocalypticism. Her recent book Mark: A Commentary (Augsburg Fortress, 2007) has been hailed as a "magisterial study of the second Gospel." At the meeting, Prof. Collins (Ph.D., Harvard) will present "1 Corinthians 15 and Debates About Resurrection in the Early Church."
New: Women's Lunch Hour
All women graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars are invited to a lunch get-together on Saturday in JW's Steakhouse at the hotel. This will be a chance to meet other women scholars and share experiences and concerns.
Participants will go through the special pasta bar in the Trinity River Grill and then bring plates to the steakhouse seating. Price is to be determined, but will be in the $14 area. Graduate students will receive a 50% discount coupon, funded by a donor for graduate student support.
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New: Graduate Student Lunch Discount
An added feature at this year's conference is a 50% lunch discount for all registered graduate students. The discount coupon will be valid only at the Trinity River Grill Pasta Bar.
This discount is provided by an anonymous donor who has graciously funded support for students at the meeting.
The registration site does not accept group registrations, but advanced registration for groups may be completed by emailing the names, institution, affiliated organization, and type (faculty, student). Payment can be completed either by paying directing through the SWCRS Paypal Site or by paying onsite at the meeting.