Expert Meeting: Queer Perspectives
Queer workshop at Barnard College in New York, November 20-21, 2013
Following the successful workshop on religion, gender and postcoloniality at SOAS, University of London in December last year, the project “Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post‐secular and Queer Perspectives” is pleased to announce its second workshop. This meeting will explore queer perspectives to religion and gender. The meeting is organised by Janet Jakobsen and Elisabeth Castelli, with Ulrike Auga, from the Barnard Center for Research on Women in conjunction with the Barnard Department of Religion.
The workshop will bring together senior and junior scholars working in queer and religious studies for discussions of the contributions queer theory can make to the interdisciplinary study of religion and gender. How has queer studies in religion shaped the field more generally? What epistemological contributions does a queer approach facilitate? What are the social and political implications of working at the intersections of these two fields. The workshop will open with a public panel and discussion (November 20), followed by a day-long exchange of papers (November 21).