The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion is a community of teaching scholars. Most members teach at Baptist-affiliated schools, colleges, and seminaries, but members also hail from a wide range of institutions in the United States, Canada, and abroad, including church-related and state-supported schools.
Congratulations to NABPR Dissertation Scholarship Awardee: João Chaves! Best wishes to him on the journey of dissertation.
About João Chaves.
João Chaves is a PhD candidate in the Religion Department of Baylor University, where he also did an outside minor in sociology; he holds degree in theology, biblical and theological studies, and cross-cultural studies. Joao published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on history of Christianity, theology, and education, and he is the author of Evangelicals and Liberation Revisited: An Inquiry Into the Possibility of an Evangelical-Liberationist Theology (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Joao’s dissertation focuses on the development of religious identity and practice across transnational contexts. More specifically, João is writing on how the work of the Foreign Mission Board in Brazil—which was heavily informed by the Jim Crow imagination of Southern Baptist missionaries—was disseminated effectively through missionary control of denominational institutions of cultural production (e.g. seminaries, publication houses, and denominational periodicals) and is now being re-imagined in Brazilian Baptist churches in the United States, which are being challenged to re-negotiate aspects of their religious ideologies in the context of the ethnic communities of the new immigration. João lives in San Antonio with his wife, Paula, and his “little Americans,” Jonathan and Rebecca. He is a lecturer at the Baptist University of the Américas.
About the Scholarship
The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) offers one dissertation scholarship a year to ABD scholars who carry out research on topics broadly related to Baptist Identity. The dissertation scholarship is designed to cultivate conversations about what it means to be a Baptist teach and scholar with relationship to the church and the academy. NABPR is commited to contributing to the formation of students in the Baptist tradition and supporting the important research by Baptist Ph.D. Students. To learn more see: Dissertation Scholarship.
The Draft Program, Registration, and housing are now open for the 2017 National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) meeting hosted by Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
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Conference Fee: Before May 1: $95. After May 1: $120 All graduate student registration is compliments of NABPR. Students please note your status in the registration comment field.
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A list of local hotels appears on the last page of the program. Belmont is providing on-campus housing to any registrant for $27 per night. You must register for the conference and housing separately. In order to take advantage of on campus housing, please fill out the housing form.
Linens are NOT provided.
Payment for housing will be made directly to Belmont when you arrive. NABPR will not collect housing payments at registration.
The registration fee covers the conference meetings, the banquet on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, light breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and coffee breaks.
If you wish to bring a guest to Monday’s banquet, there is a cost. If you have questions email Danny Mynatt at
If you have questions or concerns, email Danny Mynatt at Danny will forward your question to the appropriate person.