Inclusive Pedagogy Webinar #3: How to Meaningfully Integrate Non-Dominant Voices into our Syllabi

Part Three (of Four) in Inclusive Pedagogy Certificate Program


In this webinar, part of the Inclusive Pedagogy Webinar Series, participants will learn to audit their syllabi to make them more inclusive of varied perspectives and voices. Resources on disability will be provided for various topics and domains within theological and religious education, including in the inter-religious resources.

Presenters: Emily O. Gravett and Jay Dolmage


  • Watch the webinar above. You will be asked to register halfway through. Anyone can watch the video regardless of membership status, but only AAR members will be available to receive an AAR Certificate in Inclusive Pedagogy. If you are an AAR member, please include your name and the email associated with your AAR membership when asked to register to watch the video.
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  • This webinar is part of the Inclusive Pedagogy Webinar Series. AAR members who participate in all four webinars and complete evaluation surveys of each will receive a Certificate in Inclusive Pedagogy.
  • Once you've watched the video and registered, email [email protected] and request a link to the survey. After we've verified your registration, you will receive the survey link within several business days.
  • Once an AAR member has completed the survey, their attendance will be reflected in their membership record. After all four webinars have been viewed and the evaluation surveys have been completed, a certificate will be available for download by the AAR member. 
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Webinar Presenters

Emily O. Gravett  | Emily O. Gravett is an associate professor in the department of philosophy and religion and an assistant director in the Center for Faculty Innovation at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, specializing in religion and culture. She has published and presented widely on inclusive teaching, universal design for learning, and disability studies, including, most recently, on “Re-Visiting Site Visits through the Lens of Disability Studies.” She is currently at work on her first textbook, Studying Religion and Disability.

Jay Dolmage  | Jay Dolmage is committed to disability rights in their scholarship, service, and teaching. Their work brings together rhetoric, writing, disability studies, and critical pedagogy. Dolmage's first book, Disability Rhetoric, was published with Syracuse University Press in 2014. Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education was published with Michigan University Press in 2017 and is available in an open-access version online. Disabled Upon Arrival: Eugenics, Immigration, and the Construction of Race and Disability was published in 2018 with Ohio State University Press. Dolmage is the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Certificate in Inclusive Pedagogy

The Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee (PWD) invites members of the American Academy of Religion to participate in four webinars designed to enhance competency in teaching topics related to disability as well as enhance accessibility in the classroom. Members who participate in all four webinars and complete evaluations of each will be receive an AAR/Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Certificate in Inclusive Pedagogy.

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