Political Theology Network Mentee Sign-Up
The Political Theology Network hopes to continue its tradition of connecting underrepresented scholars, including women and racial minorities, with mentors in their field.
If you're interested in being assigned a mentor, please fill out the survey below. The Political Theology Network mentoring initiative is available to graduate students, contingent faculty members, and independent scholars from groups underrepresented in the field. After completing the survey, you will be matched with a junior or senior scholar who has agreed to chat with you via Zoom or Skype twice per semester. We've also strongly encouraged the mentors to arrange at least one virtual conversation with a member of their community outside of academia (e.g. clergy, organizer, artist), so you can connect with someone doing important work related to political theology in a non-university setting.
We understand political theology expansively, as a conversation that involves scholars engaging with different religious traditions, from different disciplinary perspectives, interested in connections between religious and political ideas and practices. For more information, please check out the Political Theology Network's "Points of Unity" here:
Important note: Due to the high amount of applications we expect to receive, match with a mentor is not guaranteed. If we are unable to match you this year, however, we will give your application priority next year. We will also make sure to update you regularly with other Political Theology Network initiatives. We hope these exciting initiatives will provide even more opportunities for you to connect with other junior and senior scholars in your field.
Applications are due on October 15th.
What are the disciplines, methods, and religious traditions (if any) that you engage with in your research?
I'd prefer to be matched with a mentor who can help me (check all that apply):
Apply for jobs
Discern a research trajectory
Find a publisher
Prepare for qualifying exams
Prepare for a dissertation defense
Reflect on theories and methods useful for my research
Navigate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, abelism, etc. in academic settings
Discern one's scholarly vocation as it connects to being an artist, organizer, clergyperson, member of family, etc.
Brainstorm useful teaching practices
I'd prefer to be matched with (check all that apply):
A racial minority scholar
A female scholar
A queer scholar
A trans scholar
A first generation scholar
A scholar from the Global South
Anything else we should know that would help us match you with a supportive mentor?
Would you be interested in getting involved with any of the following groups (check all that apply)?
Women of Color Caucus
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