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Sikh Studies Unit and Women and Religion Unit

Call for Proposals

Feminism, Women, and Gender in Religion
The Women and Religion Unit and the Sikh Studies Unit are seeking papers for a possible co-sponsored session. The co-sponsored session seeks papers that critically engage with diasporic, postcolonial, and transnational theories and/or methodological approaches relating to feminism, women, and gender in religion. We particularly encourage proposals that address i) women’s agency, and the lack thereof, in religious scripture, institutions, and devotional praxis, and ii) social and cultural practices and their discursive frameworks relating feminist and gendered approaches to women. We encourage papers that build on the recent and emerging body of schoalrship in the proposers specific subfield(s) and investigate how feminist knowledge production within and across religious traditions have the potential to subvert and transform hegemonic notions of power including the symbolic, linguistic, political, communal, and interpersonal. What would it look like to reorient our religious institutions, praxis, and identity through a feminist lens that advocates more egalitarian ways of knowing and being?



Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection