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Intersectional Hindu Studies: Feminist and Critical Race Approaches to Research and Teaching Seminar

Call for Proposals

There will not be an open call for papers this year; rather, we will be pre-organizing a session on Islamophobia in Hindu Studies. As a group that centers feminist approaches, we will also be thinking about how we can respond to the obstacles being posed to Reproductive Justice throughout the United States and in Texas, in particular.  Furthermore, we'll be thinking of ways to support members that might not feel safe travelling to Texas, as well as organizers on the ground, who are tirelessly working to provide abortion access and other forms of reproductive health care to the people of Texas. 

Statement of Purpose

This seminar centers the work of racialized researchers and teachers of Hinduism who use critical race theory (CRT) and intersectional feminist theory in our own work, and who are committed to challenging systemic inequality in academic spaces. We have three objectives: 1. To develop an intersectional critique of the formation and institutionalization of Hindu Studies as a field 2. To challenge the prevailing narratives about Hindus and Hindu Studies in the academy and in the global public sphere 3. To create a space for racialized scholars in Hindu Studies (and connected fields) to examine and share our own experiences in academia


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs and steering committee members at all times