Today saw the penultimate sessions of my classes, with discussion of "non-exclusive identity," white supremacy and the once and future category of religion in Theorizing Religion, four final student-led "model seminars" in Seminar in the City. Everyone feels a little played-out this
late in the semester; tyou might think there's nothing left to do but say goodbye. But (surprising even myself, a little) I have high hopes for the alchemy of "Final Syntheses," both for individual learners (I always do one too) and for the class as a whole. Wednesday it all comes together!