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Christopher Tounsel Presentation and Discussion

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Date(s) - 03/14/2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs


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Washington, D.C.

The Department of Religious and Theological Studies in partnership with the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and the African Studies Program are proud to present Dr. Christopher Tounsel. Dr. Tounsel is an Assistant Professor of History and African Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan. His scholarly work concerns the religious, racial, and intellectual histories of South Sudan. Dr. Tounsel’s article “Khartoum Goliath: SPLM/SPLA Update and Martial Theology during the Second Sudanese Civil War” was published in the Journal of Africana Religions in 2016. His next article, entitled “Race, religion and resistance: revelations from the Juba archive,” was published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies in early 2017. His newest piece, “Render to Caesar: Missionary Thought and the Sudanese State, 1946-1964” will be published later this year in Social Sciences and Missions. His in-progress book manuscript, Chosen Peoples: Christian and Ethnic Politics in Southern Sudan, 1898-2017, examines the roles of race, religion, and ethnicity in the construction of Southern Sudanese nationalism

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