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College of Liberal Arts Salon Series: Natasha Mikles and Joseph Laycock

Oct 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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Join us for an evening with Natasha Mikles & Joseph Laycock. During this Salon Series event, the authors will discuss their new book, Of Gods and Monsters.

Natasha L. Mikles is a lecturer at Texas State University, where she teaches courses on Tibetan and Chinese religion in their newly created Religious Studies major. She has published in several major journals in the fields of Tibetan Studies and Religious Studies. Natasha is also developing a monograph based on her original translations and research on King Gesar’s journey to hell and the epic’s participation in Tibetan Buddhist culture. Natasha currently serves as the editor for The Journal of Gods and Monsters.

Joseph Laycock is an associate professor of religious studies at Texas State University. He teaches courses on cults and new religious movements, religious controversy in America, and religion and film. He is a co-editor for the journal Nova Religio. His recent books include Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk About Religion (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Penguin Book of Exorcisims (2020).

To RSVP for this event and receive the Zoom link, please email Leslie Garrett, Outreach and Communications Officer, at lg33@txstate.edu.

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Oct 29, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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Zoom (link provided at registration)
Texas State University
Virtual Event, Free