Nick Mayrand

Contact Information

Nick Mayrand

Doctoral Student

  • Teaching Assistant

Profile

Nick's current research engages the conversations that currently swirl around the religious "nones" in an effort to discern implications for theologies that spring from the U.S. context. He is pursuing that project through an admittedly odd interdisciplinary blend of philosophy of language, sociology of religion, and systematic theology. He also continues to investigate the intersections of theology, sports, and race despite increasing worries that doing so will eventually ruin sports entirely for him.

Degrees

  • M.A. Theological Studies, University of Dayton
  • Honors Bachelor of Arts, Xavier University

Dissertation

Working Title:

Encountering the "Nones": Discerning the relevance of the "rise of the nones" for sited theologies

Director:

Brad Kallenberg, Ph.D.

Readers:

Sandra Yocum, Ph.D.; Vincent Miller, Ph.D.; William Portier, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Religion 103: Introduction to Religious Studies and Theological Studies, Fall 2013-Fall 2016

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

"Herbert McCabe's Genius: Natural Law and Unity," New Blackfriars 95 no. 1060 (November 2014): 648-661.

"Possibilities and Dangers at the Nexus of Sport and Development Discourses: An Analysis of Racialized and De-historicized Spaces," Journal of Sport for Development 2 no. 3 (August 2014): 24-33.

PRESENTATIONS

"Race, Blindness, and Theologies of Sport." Paper delivered at 2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, The Spirit of Sports (November 2015).