The Zelikovitz Centre is pleased to organize and sponsor an annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference called the “Student Colloquium”. Each year, a theme is chosen to bring students working in the area of Jewish Studies into conversation with students working in a wide range of disciplines across the university.

2019 Annual Student Colloquium – Thank You!

Congratulations to MA in Religion and Public Life students Erin Roberts and Alexandra Valeriote for an amazing Annual Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and Religion Program Colloquium that took place on April 12, 2019.

This student-led colloquium has always been driven and shaped by the students themselves. Erin and Alex did a fantastic job of engaging students from graduate and BA Honours 4th year programs from across Carleton, and Ontario and Quebec. It was a pleasure to also hear from graduates of our programs and learn how their scholarship has developed and matured.

Highlights in Jewish Studies included:

  • Joseph Stern M.A. Religion and Public Life, Carleton University
    Reconciling the Secular and Religious in Israel through the Pursuit of Justice as a Path to Reconciling the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict;
  • Carly Cushing M.A. Religion and Public Life, Carleton University (Israel Travel course 2014 Alumna)
    Identity Crisis: How Comprehensive Sex Education is Perceived as a Threat to Christian Values
  • Lx Silver-Mahr B.A. Social Work, Carleton University (Israel Travel course 2018 Alumna and Developing Future Leaders Program Intern 2-18-2019)
    The Zionist Remaking of Jewish Masculinity
  • Marylene Pilon M.A. Religion and Public Life, Carleton University (Israel Travel course 2018 Alumna)
    On the Edge of a State: Sing to Commemorate, Sing to Celebrate

The quality of the papers were impressive and I know the audience was particularly appreciative of how thoughtfully the program was put together to highlight connections and synergies between a broad range of topics. We are so appreciative of the work you did to foster rich and collegial conversations that will surely continue beyond the conference itself. Thank you!

Thank you as well to faculty, students, friends, and family who came and supported our students. We look forward to next year’s colloquium in Spring 2020!

Professor Deidre Butler, Religion Program
Director, Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies

Marylene Pilon


Previous Colloquia:

April 12, 2019 – Religion Out Of Bounds
April 13, 2018 – Bridging Gaps: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion
May 1, 2017 – Itinerant Identities: The Intersections of Religion, Gender, and Diaspora
April 27, 2016 – Religion, Politics, and Culture