Faculty publications and presentations

Conrad Grebel University College
Publications of Faculty and Academic Personnel

May 2018 to April 2019

2018-19 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)

I. Publications
 

a) Books and Booklets – Authored and Edited

Jennifer Ball

  • Women, Development & Peacebuilding in Africa: Stories from Uganda, London. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
     

b) Chapters in Books

Jennifer Ball

  • “Community, National, and Global Healing” in Holistic Healing: Theories, Research, and Practices by Peter Dunn (Ed.)”, Nathan Funk and Jennifer Ball, Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press Inc., 2019.

Alicia Batten

  • “The Epistle of James” in Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online. Edited by Paul J. J. van Geest,  Bert Jan Lietart Peerbolte, and David G. Hunter. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Marlene Epp

  • “Beyond Sisters or Strangers: Feminist Immigrant Women’s History and Rewriting Canadian History.” In Reading Canadian Women’s and Gender History, Co-authored with Franca Iacovetta and edited by Nancy Janovicek and Carmen Nielson, 225-54. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.

Nathan Funk

  • “Positive Dynamics Amid Complex Identity Conflict: The Case of Islam and the West.” In Conflict Management and Transformation: Theory and Practice, edited by Ho-Won Jeong. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.                                                                                                                                                                           
  • “Just Peacemaking as a Bridge to Ecumenical and Interfaith Solidarity for Peace.” In Pacifism’s Appeal: Ethos, History, Politics, edited by Jorg Kustermans, Tom Sauer, Dominiek Lootens, and Barbara Segaert. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Paul Heidebrecht

  • “Christian Political Engagement in a New Key? Reading Ellul in Ottawa.” In Political Illusion and Reality: Engaging the Prophetic Insights of Jacques Ellul, edited by David W. Gill and David Lovekin. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.
     

c) Articles in Peer-Reviewed/Scholarly Journals

Jeremy Bergen

  • “Exploring Theological, Practical, and Cultural Dimensions of Global Mennonite Peacebuilding,” introduction, special issue with Paul C. Heidebrecht and Reina C. Neufeldt, The Conrad Grebel Review 35, no. 3 (Fall 2017): 222-236.

Jane Kuepfer

Carol Penner

  • “Women Moving Into Ministry: A Canadian Mennonite Press Survey,” Journal of Mennonite Studies, 37: 161-180, 2019.

Mark Vuorinen

  • “At the intersection of Ratio and Intuitio: Arvo Pärt’s Como cierva sedienta,” Principles of Music Composing, Vilnius: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Fall 2018.
     

d) Other Publications

Jennifer Ball

Marlene Epp

  • Co-authored with Bethany Leis. “Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles in Ontario.” Ontario Mennonite History vol. 36, no. 1 (June 2018): 1-5.
  • Review of Michael J. Molloy, et al., Running on Empty: Canada and the Indochinese Refugees, 1975-1980. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. Canadian Historical Review 99, 4 (Winter 2018): 674–75.

Lowell Ewert

  • Reviewed book, “How to Do Things with International Law”, Ian Hurd, Princeton University Press, 2017 for International Journal on World Peace, St. Paul, Minnesota. (Winter 2019). 

Paul Heidebrecht

  • “Why ‘Silicon Valley North’ must build peace” [Op Ed]. The Record, (May 28, 2018).

Jane Kuepfer

Troy Osborne

  • Review of Bruening, Michael, ed. “A Reformation Sourcebook. Documents from an Age of Debate”. Toronto: University of Toronto Press for Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 41.3 204-206. (2017).
  • Review of “False Prophets and Preachers. Henry Gresbeck’s Account of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster”. By Christopher S. Mackay. (Early Modern Studies Series, 18.). Kirksville, Mo: Truman State University Press, 2016. For The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, no. 69: 651–53. (July 2018).

Carol Penner

  • “The Safe Zone: An Educational Series on Sexual Misconduct in Mennonite Camps”. Kitchener: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada: (2018).
  • Review of “Living on the Edge of the Edge: Letters to a Younger Colleague”, by Ruth E. Krall. Conrad Grebel Review 36, no. 3:313-315. (Fall 2018).
  • “Foreward,” pp. 1-2, in Gary Harder, The Pastor-Congregation Duet. Winnipeg: Friesen Press, (2018).
  • “Masculinity Close to Home,” pp. 242-44. Peaceful at Heart: Anabaptist Reflections on Healthy Masculinity. Elkhart: Institute of Mennonite Studies, (2019).
  • “#ChurchToo: Becoming a Safe Space,” Mennonite Brethren Herald, 22-23. (Fall 2018).
  • “Feature Article: Praying for Peace,” Canadian Mennonite 222:22, 4-7.  (Nov 26, 2018).
  • “I’m Sorry: Apologies and Abuse,” Canadian Mennonite 222:21, 11. (Nov 5, 2018).

Katherine Steiner

  • “Music’s Power beyond Self-Expression” in Imprint: Opinion Article highlighting the social power of music and what the Music Department does.

Karen Sunabacka

  • Take-aways from the 2019 CAUT Aboriginal Academic Staff Conference. Posted to the FAUW blog.  This Responses to FAUW’s Indigenous Working Group questions.  (May 1, 2019). 
     

e) Music Compositions

Karen Sunabacka

  • “We All Sing” for choir and audience with optional instruments. Commissioned by Conrad Grebel University College and written for the Grebel Sings initiative. This was performed many times during the year, but most significantly at commencement (Sept. 5) and convocation (Apr. 14). 2018/2019.
  • “Psalm 146” for choir and organ. Commissioned by St. John the Evangelist for the Induction of
  • Preston Parsons as Rector. Completed Jan 7 2019. Premiered on January 20th 2019.
  • “Ripples” for viola and cello. Commissioned by Ames and Karla through Texas State University.
  • Completed January 31. To be recorded in June 2019 and premiered on October 28th 2019.

II. Presentations
 

a) Peer-reviewed Scholarly Presentations

Alicia Batten

  • Invited panelist: Review of the Bible Odyssey website, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting,    Denver, November 2018.
  • Invited panelist: Review of Richard E. DeMaris, Jason T. Lamoreaux, Steven C. Muir, eds., Early Christian   Ritual Life (New  York: Routledge, 2017) at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting,    Denver, November, 2018.

Jeremy Bergen

  • “The Ecumenism of Martyrdom and the Mission of the Church,” American Academy of Religion annual meetings, Ecclesiological Investigations Unit, Denver, November 17, 2018.

Lowell Ewert

  • “Peace and Justice Studies Association” presentations, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA. September 28 – 30, 2018.
  • “Efficacy of Op-eds as a Tool for Social Change,” paper co-written with Kelsey Gallagher, MPACS Peace Scholar, presentations. (Kelsey Gallagher formally presented our paper at the conference in order to give him experience with formal conference presentation and peer review). September 28, 2018.    
  • “Expanded view of Peace Studies in an Era of Divisiveness: Peace is Everyone’s Business,” presentation given on September 29, 2018. 

Nathan Funk

  • “Peacemaking as a ‘Wicked Problem’: Exploring Contested Concepts and Contending Paradigms through Dialogical Peace Education,” 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, March 29, 2019.                                                                                    
  • “Cultivating Positive Dynamics Amid Complex Identity Conflict: The Case of ‘Islam and the West,’” presented at the Ninth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, University of Granada, Spain, April 25, 2019.

Paul Heidebrecht

  • “Peacemaking as a ‘Wicked Problem’: Exploring Contested Concepts and Contending Paradigms through Dialogical Peace Education,” 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, March 29, 2019.                                                                                    
  • “Cultivating Positive Dynamics Amid Complex Identity Conflict: The Case of ‘Islam and the West,’” presented at the Ninth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, University of Granada, Spain, April 25, 2019.

Reina Neufeldt

  • “When Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Confronting Ethical Challenges in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation”. The Conrad Grebel Review 36 (2): 114-132. (2018).
  • “Hailed or Ignored: analyzing the gap between practice and publications on local peacebuilding in Jos, Nigeria (2001-2008).” Paper co-presentation at the 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, ON. Mar. 29, 2019.
  • “Learning from and with Participatory Action Research: constraints and adaptations in a youth peacebuilding initiative in Haiti.” Paper presentation at the 60th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, ON. March 27, 2019.

Carol Penner

  • “#ChurchToo and the Engaged Practical Theologian,” The British and Irish Association for Practical Theology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. July 10-12, 2018.
  • “Women Moving Into Ministry: A Canadian Mennonite Press Survey,” at the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada Conference in Winnipeg, MB.  November 16-17, 2018.
  • “Anabaptist Women Doing Theology: Jesus and the Stories of our Lives,” in Liberating the Politics of Jesus Book Project, held at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. The Institute of Mennonite Studies, March 15-17, 2019.

Maisie Sum

  • “Getting the Groove: Variation, Expectation and Affective Responses Across Cultures”, Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM) 5th Biennial International Conference, June 27–30, 2018.
  • “Wearables in the Field: A New Dimension to Ethnomusicology?” Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) 63rd Annual Meeting, November 15–19, 2018.
  • “Wearables in the Field: A New Dimension to Ethnomusicology?” at 2019 British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) Annual International Conference, April 10–14, 2019.

b) Other Scholarly Presentations

Jennifer Ball

  • “Using Arts based Assignments for Deep Learning”, UW’s 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference - panel presentation with Michelle Jackett, Charity Nonkes, and Rachel Reist, April 26, 2018.
  • “Embracing the Paradigm Shift to ‘We are Enough’”, Parliament of the World’s Religions Conference, November 2-7, 2018.

Alicia Batten

  • “Memory, Identity, and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé” – Annual Eby Lecture,    Conrad Grebel University College, October 18th, 2018.

Marlene Epp

  • Keynote address: “The Intersectional Mennonite and Writing Inclusive Histories: Cookbook as Metaphor” at the conference, A People of Diversity: Mennonites in Canada Since 1970, University of Winnipeg, November 15, 2019.

Nathan Funk

  • “A Landscape of Hope and Possibility: The Resilient Mind and Imagination of Ameen Rihani,” paper presented at the symposium, “Reshaping Landscapes of Arab Thought: The Legacies of Kahlil Gibran, Ameen Rihani, and Mikhail Naimy,” University of Maryland at College Park, March 27, 2019.

Laura Gray

  • “The Tipping Point and the Rise of the Sibelius Cult in England”, Faculty Fellow Forum, Conrad Grebel University College, November 23, 2018.

Paul Heidebrecht

  • “Christian Social Innovation.” Presentation for “Traditioned Innovation Project”. Consultation convened at Duke University and funded by the Lilly Endowment. May 21-23, 2018.
  • “Dense Networks.” Presentation for “Traditioned Innovation Project”. Consultation convened at Duke University and funded by the Lilly Endowment. April 3-4, 2019

c) Academic Guest Lectures/Workshops

Jennifer Ball

  • “Who has Voice? Engaging Diverse Communities in the City”, in Humanities 101: City, Renison College, July 5, 2018.
  • Facilitation and teaching of Circle process, in PACS 101: Peace is Everybody’s Business, January 22, 2019.

Alicia Batten

  • Panelist at the Stratford Forum for the premiere of Erin Shields’, Paradise Lost, Stratford Festival, August 1, 2018.
  • Guest presenter at the McMaster Divinity School New Testament Guild – (45 minutes) – April 9th, 2019.

Jeremy Bergen

  • “Water and Theology,” 3 hour invited lecture, with Derek Suderman, WATER 601, University of Waterloo, March 15, 2019.

Lowell Ewert

  • “Comparison of two Covenants: ECOSOC and ICCPR,” guest lecture for Andrew Thompson, PACS 301 Human Rights in a Complex World, January 24, 2019.
  • “Rights,” guest lecture for Mary Lou Klassen, PACS 101 Peace is Everyone’s Business, January 29, 2019.
  • “Law, Justice and Peace,” lecture for Mary Lou Klassen, PACS 101 Peace is Everyone’s Business, January 31, 2019.
  • “Law as the cause of violence and as the shield of peace,” lecture given as part of PACS lecture, Arts Open House, March 9, 2019.

Nathan Funk

  • Invited participant in the academic workshop, “Canada and the Middle East: Security, Diplomacy, and Development Book Workshop,” Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, April 29-30, 2019.

Paul Heidebrecht

  • CMW/Music 364/RS 358 (Worship and Its Music) lecture on “Technology in Worship”, November 19, 2018.
  • PACS 101 (Peace is Everybody’s Business) lecture on “Peace Entrepreneurship”, November 20, 2018.
  • BME 381 class (Biomedical Engineering Ethics) lecture on “Global Engineering Week”, March 12, 2019.
  • PACS 101 (Peace is Everybody’s Business) lecture on “Peace Entrepreneurship”, March 28, 2019.

Reina Neufeldt

  • Invited speaker. “Development Responses in Conflict Zones” International Development Conference, University of Toronto, Scarborough.  Feb. 9, 2019.

Carol Penner

  • “Closing Plenary Wrap-up Session” at TMTC Grad Student Scholars Conference, Toronto, ON. June 13-14, 2018.
  • Guest Lecture, “Sex, Gender and Violence” in RS 335, Violence in the Bible, taught by Derek Suderman, November 15, 2018.
  • Co-led discussion with Steph Chandler, “Revolutionary Worship:  Women, Experience and the Power of Prayer,” at the “Mennonite Women Doing Theology Conference,” Elkhart, IN. November 8-10, 2018.
  • Paper on “Abuse, Power and Worship in Community” at the “Peace of Cake Lecture Series” at Grace Mennonite Church, St. Catharines, ON. April 5, 2019.
  • Response to “A Peace Church in a Culture War” by Max Kennel, part of the “Peace of Cake Lecture Series” at Grace Mennonite Church, St. Catharines, ON. Feb 2, 2019.

Maisie Sum

  • “Music and Balinese Hinduism”, RS 232 Sacred Beauty. October 15, 2018.
  • “Tuning of Balinese Gamelan Instruments”, for Math 390: Mathematics and Music. November 2019.

Karen Sunabacka

  • “Experiences as a woman composer”, guest lecture for MUSIC 334 - Women in Music (Instructor Maisie Sum), Kate Steiner also presented about being a woman academic and conductor, Wednesday March 13, 2019.

d) Music Performances

Katherine Steiner

  • Liturgical Performance of “Medieval Lady Mass” music, Katherine Hill and Vinea; Saturday Mary Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church, Toronto, May 18, 2019

  • “Mozart Requiem.” Spiritus Ensemble, Waterloo, ON, April 22, 2018.

Maisie Sum

  • Balinese Music and Dance, End-of-term world music ensemble concert, November 23, 2018.  

  • Balinese Music, End-of-term world music ensemble concert, April 3, 2019.

Mark Vuorinen

  • “Beethoven: Symphony 9”, Grand Philharmonic Choir & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (chorusmaster, prepared choruses for performance), Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, May 11, 2019.

  • Beethoven: Symphony 9, Grand Philharmonic Choir & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (chorusmaster, prepared choruses for performance), Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, May 12, 2019.

  • Muhly: Bright Mass with Canons & works by Burhans, Cage, Shaw, Vivier, guest conductor, Open Ears Festival Ensemble, Zion United Church, Kitchener, ON, June 3, 2019.

  • Music to make the Spirit Soar (works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chatman, Daley, Willan, Maimets, Martinaitis, Ēsenvalds, Toi, Somers), Grand Philharmonic Choir, Janni kirik, Tallinn, Estonia, July 5, 2019.

  • Concert of Guest Ensembles from Abroad, Grand Philharmonic Choir, Latvian Song and Dance Festival Concert, Vērmanes Park, Riga, Latvia, July 8, 2019.                                                                                 

  • Music to make the Spirit Soar (works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chatman, Daley, Willan, Maimets, Martinaitis, Ēsenvalds, Toi, Somers), Grand Philharmonic Choir, Janni kirik, Tartu, Estonia, July 9, 2019.

  • Music to make the Spirit Soar (works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chatman, Daley, Willan, Maimets, Martinaitis, Ēsenvalds, Toi, Somers), Grand Philharmonic Choir, St John’s Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 12, 2019.

  • Bach: Mass in G minor, Mass in G Major, Singet dem Herrn, The Elora Singers & Festival Ensemble, Elora Festival, Elora, ON, July 15, 2019.

  • Willan: Healey Willan through Song, Words and Images (works by Healey Willan), The Elora Singers, Elora Festival, Elora, ON, July 19, 2019.

  • Bernstein: A Choral Tribute (Chichester Psalms & other works), The Elora Singers & instrumental ensemble, Elora Festival, Elora, ON, July 21, 2019.

  • Mendelssohn: Choral Works, The Elora Singers, Matthew Larkin, organ, Elora Festival, Elora, ON, 2019.

  • Mozart: Mass in C minor & Handel: Dettingen Te Deum, The Elora Singers & Festival Orchestra, Elora Festival, Elora, ON, July 29, 2019.

  • Bach: Mass in G minor, Mass in G Major, Singet dem Herrn, The Elora Singers & Festival Ensemble, Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound, ON, July 31, 2019.

  • Music and Friendship: 50th Anniversary Concert, Toronto Chamber Choir, guest conductor, Trinity St Paul’s Centre, Toronto, ON, September 29, 2018.

  • Talbott: Path of Miracles, The Elora Singers, Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, ON, October 13, 2018.

  • Talbott: Path of Miracles, The Elora Singers, St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, ON, October 14, 2018.

  • Mozart: Requiem & music of Ola Gjeilo, with projected photography of Edward Burtynsky, Grand Philharmonic Choir & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, October 20, 2018.

  • In Flanders Fields: The Life of John McCrae in Words, Images and Song, The Elora Singers, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, November 9, 2018.

  • Remembrance Day with Romeo Dallaire, Grand Philharmonic Choir & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (guest conductor), Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, November 11, 2018.

  • Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard, University of Waterloo Chamber Choir and Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers, Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, November 17, 2018.

  • Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard, University of Waterloo Chamber Choir and Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers, Humanities Theatre, University of Waterloo, November 18, 2018.

  • Handel: Messiah, The Elora Singers and Festival Orchestra, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fergus, ON, December 1, 2018.

  • Handel: Messiah, Grand Philharmonic Choir & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, December 8, 2018.

  • Festival of Carols, The Elora Singers, St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, ON, December 17, 2018. (2 performances).

  • Festival of Carols, The Elora Singers, St. John’s Anglican Church, Elora, ON, December 18, 2018. (2 performances).                                                      

e) Media Presentations or Interviews

Alicia Batten

  • Classical Ideas Podcast – interviewed by Greg Soden on the Letter of James (48 minutes). February 4, 2019.

Marlene Epp

  • Interviewed about cookbooks for Faith Today, “The Rich History and Profitability of Church Cookbooks,” Alex Newman. (November/December 2018): 38-40.
  • Interviewed by Carleton University journalism student, on Canadian immigration history, March 27, 2019.
  • Quoted in Sarah Masen, “A Female is Killed every 2.5 days in Canada,” Imprint, March 6, 2019.

Jane Kuepfer

Maisie Sum

  • Balinese Gamelan at Conrad Grebel/University of Waterloo, CTV News, In Your Backyard. Aired March 6, 2019.

Karen Sunabacka

  • “We All Sing” Commencement, where I also played cello, September 5, 2018.
  • “We All Sing” Convocation, with all in the hall. April 14 2019;
  • “We All Sing” Various community suppers – September 26, 2018; November 28, 2018; & January 9, 2019.
  • Cello performance of: Arioso and Suite No. 1 “Gigue” by Bach – with Ken Hull accompanying during prelude and postlude, Sunday morning Eucharist, November 18, 2018.
  • “Psalm 146”, The Induction of the Reverend Dr. Preston Parsons at St. John the Evangelist, Sunday Jan 20, 2019.

Mark Vuorinen

  • Interview, “Elora Festival opens with stellar lineup of stars despite tumultuous recent events” Waterloo Region Record, July 11, 2018 by Valerie Hill.
  • Interview, “Members of the K-W’s Grand Philharmonic Choir discover that music knows no borders” Waterloo Region Record, August 7, 2018, Barbara Hankins, special to the Record.
  • Interview, “Grand Philharmonic launches new season with Mozart’s Requiem, the composer’s final work” Waterloo Region Record, October 16, 2018, by Valerie Hill.
  • Interview, “Emotional oratorio inspired by murder of Matthew Shepard, beaten because he was gay” November 15, 2018 by Valerie Hill.
  • Interview, “Messiah an annual tradition that blends the sacred with the beautiful” December 5, 2018 by Valerie Hill.
  • Interview, “Brahms’ lesser-known choral works come to life at Grand Philharmonic Choir concert”  February 22, 2019, by Valerie Hill.
  • Interview, Grand Philharmonic Choir bring the human stories of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion to life at Centre in the Square” April 15, 2019, by Valerie Hill.
     

f) Other Presentations

Lowell Ewert

  • “Peace and Rotary,” presented a framework for how Rotary clubs support peace, Kitchener Grand River Rotary Club, Kitchener, Ontario, April 9, 2019.
  • “Rotary International: The World’s Largest Peacebuilding Organization,” Grebel Faculty Forum, November 2, 2018. 

Paul Heidebrecht

  • Community Supper presentation at Grebel on “Making Change Happen”, November 7, 2018.
  • Panelist for “Preventing an AI Arms Race” event organized by Project Ploughshares at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, March 12, 2019.

Jane Kuepfer

  • Presentation, “Aging Well: What are your spiritual resources?” Probus Women Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, April 4, 2019.
  • Presentation. “Befriending Death.” Fairview Parkwood Mennonite Home Annual Meeting. Cambridge, ON, June 13, 2018.
  • Poster. “All you need is love… and hope, and peace, and joy: Spiritual Resources for all ages”. RIA Curiosity Fair, Waterloo, ON, May 4, 2018.

Carol Penner

  • Mini-paper presentation, “Structuring Small Groups: Why it Matters” at the Mennonite Higher Education Faculty Conference at Canadian Mennonite University, June 5, 2018. Theme of Conference:  Community, Power and Knowledge-Making.

Karen Sunabacka

  • Presented what I learned at CAUT conference to the FAUW Indigenous Working Group. Monday October 29, 2018.

Past Publications and Presentations

2017-18 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)

2016-17 faculty publications and presentations list (PDF)