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Religion and Sexuality Unit

Call for Proposals

We are particularly interested in papers addressing and analyzing the following themes:

• Migration with an emphasis on bodies in borderland spaces; planetary futures; Islam and migration; climate change; ritual slaughter; ecowomanisms/feminisms; ecoactivism; far right ideas about bodies and futures; other intersections of ecology, religion, and sexuality.

• Heterosexualities with an emphasis on reproduction; planetary futures; masculinities; marriage; performance; narratives; control; mastery.

While we welcome papers that address theory we are especially interested in praxis‐based theoretical analysis.

Statement of Purpose

This Unit examines religion and sexuality, broadly conceptualized, and focuses on questions of why and how sex matters for particular religious persons, communities, or traditions. We welcome collaboration with other Program Units doing work in some area of sexuality. Distinguishing this Unit from other Program Units are an emphasis on empirical research and analysis and an intentionally multidisciplinary and comparative religious focus. We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches, interest in gender (broadly defined), and strong attention to methodological issues.


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

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