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Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) Faculty and Students Present at Conference

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies department was well represented at the recent annual Pacific Northwest-American Academy of Religion conference. Five members of the MAIS community presented papers: Dr. Susan G. Carter, Chair; Darcy Edgar, alumna and adjunct faculty; and Kirk Caudle, Carol Ferris, and Melinda Pittman, students.

The conference was held May 11 – 13 at Concordia University, and their work was presented in several different program sections of the conference: Arts and Religion, Society and Religion, and Asian and Comparative Studies.

Paper Titles

Susan G. Carter, "The Divine Female Sun as Depicted in Japanese Religion and the Arts."

Darcy Edgar, "The Vampire in the Mirror: In Search of a 'Mormon Aesthetic.' "

Melinda Pittman, "Story, Symbol, Structure, and Spirit: Draupadi in The Mahabharata."

Kirk Caudle, "Diverse Christians: Religious Tolerance and Identity in the Twenty First Century."

Carol Ferris, "Han Dynasty Governance Resonant with Heaven and Nature."

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The MAIS program at Marylhurst explores areas of study without the confinement of typical discipline-bound graduate programs. Students may opt to follow a concentrated area of professional study: gerontology, spiritual traditions or organizational and leadership studies. Or they can choose the liberal arts concentration, selecting from all MAIS seminars, to meet personal and professional goals.

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