My name is Richard Newton. I'm a professor of religious studies. Sowing the Seed is a student-scholar digital magazine that models enriching conversations on the issues too important not to talk about. Contributors come from across the humanities and social sciences, sharing their insights in the interest of making the academy far less academic.
The Outgrowth gives you a front row seat into the classroom of our curator, Dr. Richard Newton. With projects, highlights, and conversations from Newton’s own pedagogical journey, this series will inspire you to teach like only you can.
These are companion videos to my research on Alex Haley’s Roots. The culmination of that work may be found in my forthcoming book, Identifying Roots: Alex Haley and the Anthropology of Scriptures (Equinox 2018). Follow discussion of that work on Twitter at #idRoots.