Morningside College professor gives presentations at international conferences

Apr 01, 2019 • Religious Studies

Elizabeth Coody, assistant professor of religious studies at Morningside College, recently gave presentations at the international conferences of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in Denver.

Coody is coordinator of the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region of the American Academy of Religion. She was part of a panel at the international conference that presented unique aspects of different regions. She focused on cutting edge fields in her region with her talk, “Digital Humanities: Virtual Reality, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.”

For the Society of Biblical Literature, Coody led a panel on “The Past and Future of the Bible and Popular Culture” for the “Bible and Popular Culture” section of the conference. Coody interviewed the two founders of the section, Valarie Ziegler and Linda Schearing, whose work on Eve in the popular imagination is considered the most complete and groundbreaking in the field.

Coody joined the faculty at Morningside College this fall. She most recently taught at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., as an adjunct faculty member. She created and served as director of the school’s writing lab for graduate students, and she served as communications coordinator for the Iliff School of Theology. She has a Ph.D. in religious and theological studies from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.