Meet the Emcees for TEDxUND 2014



Candida R. Moss

Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

Candida Moss teaches and writes about everything from the Bible and early Christian religious history to popular views of angels, sin, mortality, and the Devil. From her faintly morbid interests in death, the afterlife, and blood to an attentiveness to the curiosities of modern culture, she is primarily interested in how we think about ourselves in religious terms. A communicative glutton, she has written scholarly books and articles about martyrdom and disability; become a regular commentator on all things religious, cultural, and ridiculous for the Daily Beast; educated Bill O’Reilly about the meaning of the word anachronistic; and travelled the world with the National Geographic Channel looking for the bones of saints. In her spare time, she experiments with longer form journalism and attempts to limit her diet coke consumption.

                                                     See her faculty page at theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/candida-r-moss.






Hugh R. Page, Jr.

Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Dean of First Year Studies, Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies

Can one be a philologist, teacher, academic administrator, coach, priest, artist (martial, visual, and literary), and—for more than a decade—a Bluesman? This is the burning question that has animated much of Hugh Page, Jr.’s, professional journey. For him, such pursuits are far from being disjointed avocations. Instead, they are part of a dynamic matrix giving voice to an Africana poetics of creative expression—a way of living that is at once contemplative, relational, progressive, forward looking, and rooted in the power of love. 


See his faculty page at provost.nd.edu/about/associate-provosts-vp-research/vice-president-and-associate-provost-for-undergraduate-affairs.