Traumas of Immigration: Inheritance of Affects

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Date(s) - 10/22/2022
9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Traumas of Immigration: Inheritance of Affects
Fourteenth Schubert M. Ogden Seminar on Systematic Theology
Saturday, October 22, 2022
9:30 to 11:00 am CT

“Affect” (emotions/feelings) and reason are not mutually exclusive in our ways of perceiving and understanding how we shape and are shaped by the world/s around us. This seminar examines the importance of considering often unaccounted for feelings like melancholia, loss and hope. Emotions like melancholia underpin many immigrants’ lived experience, particularly in the U.S. We will explore what are affects? Why are affects significant and need to be accounted for in our analysis of experiences like immigration? How might Christian theology consider affects?”

Wonhee Anne Joh, PhD, is the Harry R. Kendall Professor of Christian Theology and Postcolonial Studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Director of PhD Studies Program as well as Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Religious Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University and member of the research faculty cohort on Religion, Race and Global Politics of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern University. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, her publications include, Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology and co-editor of Critical Theology Against US Militarism in Asia: Decolonization and Deimperialization, and Feminist Praxis Against US Militarism. Forthcoming from Fordham University Press is Trauma, Affect and Race.