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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Women and Religion Unit

Call for Proposals for November Meeting

Emerging Scholars

Sponsored in cooperation with the AAR/SBL Women’s Caucus

The Women and Religion Unit invites submissions from graduate students and early career scholars of any age to present innovative research asking questions of gender and religion and its juncture with the conference theme “Violence, Nonviolence and the Margin”. Scholars might want to examine connections between precarity and women’s experiences of all the various forms of physical and non-physical violence embedded in our societies, in our thinking, and in the language we use. We ask proposals to consider the following questions: How can women and women identifying people respond to violence? How are women currently dealing with gendered violence legitimated by religion? Are there new approaches to resistance? Can responding to violence with violence solve the problems women face? And how can women envision nonviolence in the midst of such rampant violence? How are women bringing their faith or spirituality to nonviolent praxis? Intersectional approaches incorporating class, race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality are highly encouraged. 



Steering Committee Members


Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members