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.
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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
Steering Committee Members
April Alexander, Love for All Inc.Member Since: 2015
Benae Beamon, 1989Member Since: 2017
Sarojini Nadar, University of the Western CapeMember Since: 2017
Bee Scherer, INCISE - Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social JusticeMember Since: 2015
Claudia Schippert, University of Central FloridaMember Since: 2020
Farah Zeb, University of ExeterMember Since: 2016