The need to confront issues of race and white supremacy in our teaching of religion is critically important, but through the pedagogical convention of naming, we take the first step in inviting our students to understand the hows and whys of it. I will explore the ways that Charles Long's theory of signification and counter‐signification can be pedagogically deployed to incorporate intersectional interventions in the teaching of religion in America, specifically in the case of an Islam in America course.
Teaching Theology and Religion
Nguyen, Martin, "Naming, Race, and White Supremacy in the Teaching of Religion and Islam: Incorporating Intersectional Interventions" (2019). Religious Studies Faculty Publications. 138.
“Naming, Race, and White Supremacy in the Teaching of Religion and Islam: Incorporating Intersectional Interventions,” Teaching Theology and Religion, vol. 22 no. 4 (October 2019), 239-252. https://doi.org/10.1111/teth.12501