• Panelist, “Public Discipleship: Asian American Christian Leaders Luncheon on Race, Politics, and Justice,” Asian American Center, Fuller Theological Seminary, May 11




  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing”

Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (Evanston, IL), March 10-12


  • “Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race”

2015 Intervarsity Christian Fellowship West Coast Faculty Conference, Catalina Island, August 2-7


  • “Tips on Public Speaking”

Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (Evanston, IL), Mar 12-14


  • “Reflections on Work/Life Balance”

Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (Evanston, IL), Mar 12-14


  • “Feminist Theology: Four Perspectives”

CST in LA, La Plaza United Methodist Church & Los Angeles United Methodist Museum of Social Justice; with Monica A. Coleman, Najeeba Syeed, Rosemary Radford Ruether

Feminist Theology: Four Perspectives

  • “Reflections on Finding my Scholarly Voice”

Opening Panel, Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (Evanston, IL), Mar 21



  • “Improving your Public Speaking”

Workshop, Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (Evanston, IL), Mar 21


  • “Women and Violence in the Bible: Victims, Complicitors, and Aggressors,” Symposium: Violence Against Women, Feminist Agenda Network, Covenant Presbyterian Church (Los Angeles, CA), October 12, 2013


  •  “Eating Mercifully: Christian Responses to Factory Farming”Eating Mercifully

Class co-sponsor, with the Humane Society of the U.S., The Center for Jain Studies, and Seminarians for Social Justice at CST, Apr 23


  • “Feminism and Religion: Friends, Foes, or Unlikely Allies?”

 Pomona College Women’s Union, Apr 18


  • “Christian Stewardship on the Environment”

Claremont United Methodist Church, Claremont, CA, Aug 12


  • “The Complexities of Asian American Christian Identity in the 21st Century”

Good Neighbors Church (n.b., English language ministry of Covenant UMC), Pomona, CA, May 6


  • “A Christian Perspective on Patriotism”

Keynote Panelist, National Student Conference,”A More Perfect Union,” Claremont Lincoln University, Apr 19-21


  • Presider, “The Challenges of Building Solidarity”

Closing Panel, Pacific, Asian & North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) conference (San Francisco, CA), Mar 17


  • Convener/Facilitator, “Feminist Theologies: Past, Present, and Future”

Featuring Karen Jo Torjesen, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Gina Messina-Dysert, Zayn Kassam, and Sheila Briggs, Feb 7; click here for the video of this event


Film Discussion Leader, For 80 Days (Spain, 2010), Jan 15



  • “My Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism”

CGU Women’s Studies in Religion Salon (invited speaker, with Carleen Mandolfo), Nov 30


  • “Approaching Graduate School Strategically,” Nurturing the Next Generation of  Scholars Workshop

Fund for Theological Education (FTE) and Western Commission for the Study of Religion (Whittier, CA), Mar 26

AA Equipping Symposium_2

Invited plenary panelist, Asian American Equipping Symposium, Fuller Theological Seminary and Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC), (Pasadena, CA), Feb 7-8


  • “We’re All in This Together: Confronting the Structures of Injustice”

Weeklong class co-taught with Gary Dorrien & Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM; co-sponsored by Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and the Presbyterian Voice, Jul 26-Aug 1


Help organization identify the next generation of community organizers, 2010-present


  • “Homosexuality”

Annual Diversity Summit panelist, Virginia Tech, Feb 27


  • “Christian Perspectives on War and Peace”

Cooper House (Blacksburg Presbyterian Church Campus Ministry), Mar 17


  • “Work-Life Policies & Strategies: My Experiences with the System”

Panelist, Organization of Women Faculty, Virginia Tech, Oct 13


  • “Sorority Girl or College Feminist: Must One Choose?”

Through Feminist Eyes series, VT Women’s Center and Women’s Studies, Sep 10


  • “Translating the Gospel Imperative, ‘Love Your Neighbor,’ Into Public Policy”

15-week Adult Forum class, Blacksburg Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Aug 24-Dec 14

  Virginia Tech: We Remember

  • “Interfaith Service for Prayer and Remembrance,” War Memorial Chapel

One of two invited speakers (with Pastor Alex Evans) for a closed, interfaith service for the families of those who were either killed or injured during the shootings on campus one year earlier, Apr 16



  • “Teaching about 9/11,” Teaching American History Grant

Invited presentation, with Brian Britt, to 70+ Roanoke (VA) K-12 public school teachers of history, Sep 6


  • “Pacifism or Just War?”

Adult Forum, Blacksburg Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Oct 14


  • “The Connection Between Animal Welfare and Abortion & Why You Should Care”

Keynote presentation, American Academy of University WomenVA/WVA State Convention (Winchester, VA), Apr 23


  • “Postscript on Campaign 2004: What Lessons Have We Learned from the John Kerry Communion Controversy?”

Young Democrats at Virginia Tech, Mar 28


  • “Law and Conscience,” Cooper House (BPC Campus Ministry at VT), May 5
  • “A Frank Talk About Sex,” Cooper House (BPC Campus Ministry at VT), Jan 26


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Interested in Dr. Grace Kao’s scholarly presentations at academic venues?

From PhD comics, originally published 10/31/2012

Originally published at PhD comics on 10/31/2012