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Asides from lecturing and working authoring future publications, M. Gail Hamner is also the Co-Chair of the [[American Academy of Religion]] (AAR) in the field of "Religion and Media Workshop"<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.aarweb.org|title=aarweb.org {{!}}|website=www.aarweb.org|language=en-gb|access-date=2018-12-04}}</ref> as of 2014 and presently still holds this title<ref name=":1" />. She is also a member of [http://www.merleauponty.org The International Merleau-Ponty Circle] which focuses on the theory of philosophy<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.merleauponty.org|title=The International Merleau-Ponty Circle|website=www.merleauponty.org|language=en-US|access-date=2018-12-04}}</ref>. Both groups that Hamner is affiliated with assemble annually, bringing Hamner and her international colleagues together.   
 
Asides from lecturing and working authoring future publications, M. Gail Hamner is also the Co-Chair of the [[American Academy of Religion]] (AAR) in the field of "Religion and Media Workshop"<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.aarweb.org|title=aarweb.org {{!}}|website=www.aarweb.org|language=en-gb|access-date=2018-12-04}}</ref> as of 2014 and presently still holds this title<ref name=":1" />. She is also a member of [http://www.merleauponty.org The International Merleau-Ponty Circle] which focuses on the theory of philosophy<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.merleauponty.org|title=The International Merleau-Ponty Circle|website=www.merleauponty.org|language=en-US|access-date=2018-12-04}}</ref>. Both groups that Hamner is affiliated with assemble annually, bringing Hamner and her international colleagues together.   
  
== Books and publications ==
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== Books and Publications ==
 
M. Gail Hamner is the author of two books. In 2003, Hamner published her first book, ''[[American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy]].'' Hamner argues about the uniqueness of [[pragmatism]] in America in relation to theology.<ref>Reviews of ''American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy'':
 
M. Gail Hamner is the author of two books. In 2003, Hamner published her first book, ''[[American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy]].'' Hamner argues about the uniqueness of [[pragmatism]] in America in relation to theology.<ref>Reviews of ''American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy'':
 
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== Controversy ==
 
== Controversy ==
In 2016, M. Gail Hamner faced backlash for not playing an Israeli film<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.syracuse.com/su-news/index.ssf/2016/09/syracuse_university_professor.html|title=Syracuse U prof rejects Israeli documentary, then apologizes after controversy erupts|work=syracuse.com|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en-US}}</ref> in front of her students and colleagues at a conference for "The Place of Religion in Film." Due to ongoing issues in the Middle East and [[BDS movement|BDS]] movements in Syracuse, Hamner emailed filmmaker [[Shimon Dotan]] about her reluctance to show his documentary, "The Settlers", due to certain groups boycotting Israel at Syracuse University<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/06/syracuse-condemns-action-professor-rescind-invitation-israeli-scholar|title=Syracuse condemns action of professor to rescind invitation to Israeli scholar|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en}}</ref>. She issued a public apology through the Syracuse University following the controversy.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://news.syr.edu/blog/2016/09/02/statement-from-m-gail-hamner-professor-of-religion-84219/|title=Statement from M. Gail Hamner, Professor of Religion|work=SU News|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en-US}}</ref>{{fact|date=December 2018}}
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In 2016, M. Gail Hamner faced backlash for not playing an Israeli film<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.syracuse.com/su-news/index.ssf/2016/09/syracuse_university_professor.html|title=Syracuse U prof rejects Israeli documentary, then apologizes after controversy erupts|work=syracuse.com|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en-US}}</ref> in front of her students and colleagues at a conference for "The Place of Religion in Film." Due to ongoing issues in the Middle East and [[BDS movement|BDS]] movements in Syracuse, Hamner emailed filmmaker [[Shimon Dotan]] about her reluctance to show his documentary, "The Settlers", due to certain groups boycotting Israel at Syracuse University<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/06/syracuse-condemns-action-professor-rescind-invitation-israeli-scholar|title=Syracuse condemns action of professor to rescind invitation to Israeli scholar|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en}}</ref>. She issued a public apology through the Syracuse University following the controversy.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://news.syr.edu/blog/2016/09/02/statement-from-m-gail-hamner-professor-of-religion-84219/|title=Statement from M. Gail Hamner, Professor of Religion|work=SU News|access-date=2018-12-04|language=en-US}}</ref>  
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

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M. Gail Hamner
Born Template:Birth year (age 55)
Education

Duke University, Biology (B.S.) Boston University, Philosophical Theology (M.T.S.)

Duke University, Religion (Ph.D.)
Occupation American Scholar, Author and Professor
Years active 1997 - Present
Notable work(s) American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy
Home town Syracuse, New York, U.S
Website
https://affecognitive.wordpress.com/about/

M. Gail Hamner (born 1963)[1] is an American scholar, author and a professor at Syracuse University.[2] She currently resides in Syracuse, New York. Hamner is a Professor of Religion, while also an affiliate in the Faculty of Women and Gender Studies and Film and Screen Studies.[3] She is the author American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy.

Education

M. Gail Hamner attended Duke University where in 1985 she received her Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to complete her Masters of Philosophical Theology at Boston University School of Theology in 1989. M. Gail Hamner then went on to obtain her Ph.D in Religion in 1997 at Duke University.[4]

Career

After obtaining her Ph.D, M.Gail Hamner worked as a Lecturer for the Department of Religion at Duke University from 1997-1998.

She then became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Religion at Syracuse University up until 2005. Hamner went on to becoming an Associate Professor of Religion from 2005 until 2013. In 2013, Hamner became a Full Professor in her department while remaining at Syracuse University. Hamner presently holds this position. In 2008, she became affiliated with the faculty of Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. As of 2015, she is also affiliated with the faculty of Film and Screen Studies.

Asides from lecturing and working authoring future publications, M. Gail Hamner is also the Co-Chair of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in the field of "Religion and Media Workshop"[5] as of 2014 and presently still holds this title[2]. She is also a member of The International Merleau-Ponty Circle which focuses on the theory of philosophy[6]. Both groups that Hamner is affiliated with assemble annually, bringing Hamner and her international colleagues together.

Books and Publications

M. Gail Hamner is the author of two books. In 2003, Hamner published her first book, American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy. Hamner argues about the uniqueness of pragmatism in America in relation to theology.[7]

In 2012, Hamner published her second book, Imaging Religion in Film: The Politics of Nostalgia, where Hamner examines the ethico-political dimensions of religion and film.[8]

She is currently in the process of writing her third book, Public Affect: The Affective Dynamics of Religion in our Global ‘public sphere’ as felt through the Sci-Fi Feminine.[4]

Contributions to Academia

M. Gail Hamner has made many contributions to academia. She has many featured publications regarding Political Science and Education[9] that are used quite often. Her most famous publication being Akira Kurosawa: "What is a Thing?"; Posing the Religious in Dress Uzala.

Controversy

In 2016, M. Gail Hamner faced backlash for not playing an Israeli film[10] in front of her students and colleagues at a conference for "The Place of Religion in Film." Due to ongoing issues in the Middle East and BDS movements in Syracuse, Hamner emailed filmmaker Shimon Dotan about her reluctance to show his documentary, "The Settlers", due to certain groups boycotting Israel at Syracuse University[11]. She issued a public apology through the Syracuse University following the controversy.[12]

References

  1. Birth year from Library of Congress catalog entry, retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "M. Gail Hamner" (in en). http://thecollege.syr.edu/people/faculty/pages/rel/hamner-m.gail.html. 
  3. "About" (in en-US). affecognitive. 2014-10-17. https://affecognitive.wordpress.com/about/. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://thecollege.syr.edu/people/faculty/pages/rel/_CVs/Hamner-GailCV.pdf
  5. "aarweb.org |" (in en-gb). https://www.aarweb.org. 
  6. "The International Merleau-Ponty Circle" (in en-US). http://www.merleauponty.org. 
  7. Reviews of American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy:
    • Taves, Ann (July 2004). "none". The Journal of Religion 84 (3): 484–485. Template:Citation error. JSTOR 10.1086/424418. 
    • Ruetenik, Tadd (Fall 2004). "none". Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 40 (4): 855–858. JSTOR 40321037. 
    • Proudfoot, Wayne (June 2006). "none". Journal of the American Academy of Religion 74 (2): 501–503. JSTOR 4094045. 
    Proudfoot, Wayne (2006-06-07). "American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy (review)" (in en). Journal of the American Academy of Religion 74 (2): 501–503. ISSN 1477-4585. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/198757. 
  8. Review of Imaging Religion in Film:
    • Tirrell, Jeffrey (June 2013). "none". Anglican and Episcopal History 82 (2): 236–238. JSTOR 43049727. 
  9. "M. Gail Hamner's research works in Political Science and Education" (in en). https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2112058053_M_Gail_Hamner. 
  10. "Syracuse U prof rejects Israeli documentary, then apologizes after controversy erupts" (in en-US). syracuse.com. https://www.syracuse.com/su-news/index.ssf/2016/09/syracuse_university_professor.html. 
  11. "Syracuse condemns action of professor to rescind invitation to Israeli scholar" (in en). https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/06/syracuse-condemns-action-professor-rescind-invitation-israeli-scholar. 
  12. "Statement from M. Gail Hamner, Professor of Religion" (in en-US). SU News. https://news.syr.edu/blog/2016/09/02/statement-from-m-gail-hamner-professor-of-religion-84219/. 

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