Salon 6 – Latinx Perspectives

Salon 6 – Latinx Perspectives on Possibilities
of Teaching Theology and Religious Studies

Leadership Team

Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, AETH, Asociación para La Educación Teológica Hispana
Dr. Chris Tirres, DePaul University


Early- and Mid-Career Latinx Faculty, Faculty of any racial or ethnic background who teach in a Hispanic Serving Institution

Application Deadline

July 15, 2020 via the MyWabash Application Portal


Our Digital Salon will use the lens of Latinx culture to address the challenges and possibilities of teaching theology and religious studies in the context of COVID-19.  We encourage both early- and mid-career Latinx faculty to apply, as well as faculty of any racial or ethnic background who teach in a Hispanic Serving Institution. We will approach our cohort as a community of inquiry and practice, wherein we will collectively problem solve, innovate, and create best practices for our teaching and self-care.  

Dates and Times

Participants will be expected to commit 3 hours a month to our cohort, which will consist of roughly the following: ~1 hr of asynchronous prep work ahead of our monthly Zoom chat, ~1.5 hr synchronous Zoom chat, ~.5 hr post-Zoom reflection  

Online Zoom Discussions will take place from 8:00-9:30 p.m. EST (5:00-6:30 PST, 6:00-7:30 MST, 7:00-8:30 CST) on the following Tuesdays:

Tuesday, September 15 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, October 13 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, November 17 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, January 12 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, February 9 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, March 9 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Final Face-to-Face Meeting – Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30, 2021, Indianapolis, Indiana

Directions to apply to a Wabash Center Digital Salon

Login to myWabash
Select: Digital Salon
Select: *Name of Preferred Salon*
The application for the Digital Salons consists of these parts:

I. Contact Information Form & Agreement to Policy on Full Participants
II. Application Documents

1. An introductory letter that describes the challenges and opportunities at your institution regarding your teaching, scholarship, and/or service (200 words).

2. Describe a significant teaching moment wherein your identity impacted your pedagogy (300 words.)

3. Academic CV (4 page limit)

III. Letter of Institutional Support
A letter of institutional support is required for your application.  The online form will prompt you to provide:  reference name, title, school, relationship to applicant, number of years in relationship, and email address for the person who will be writing your letter of  support. This person will receive an email with instructions and a link to upload this confidential letter into the application system.  This request should be made prior to the submission of your application materials. 
For Digital Salons – Letters of support may come from an institutional colleague or supervisor; the letter can also come from a colleague from another institution, for example, a colleague you met at a Wabash workshop or colloquy. In either instance, the person must be able to speak to your ability to participate fully and generatively in a collaborative conversation on teaching and the teaching life.

Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

Questions about the Salons?
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director


Participants in the Salons will receive an honorarium of $3,000 for full participation in the online Salon meetings and the culminating meeting in Indianapolis on June 28-20, 2021.

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