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Call for Proposals

This Consultation invites papers and panel proposals that critically explore the following topics:

  • Religious conflict and violence (e.g., bullying, sexual violence, hate speech) and/or communities/practices of peace and healing (HIV/AIDS rituals, responses to violence, etc.)
  • Social scientific approaches to religion and sexuality
  • Gender and sexuality in Islam
  • Topics relating to San Francisco or the Mediterranean
  • Any topic related to religion and sexuality, especially of an innovative or interdisciplinary nature


This Consultation examines religion and sexuality, broadly conceptualized and focused 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 us from those 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.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.


Monique Moultrie
Western Kentucky University
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Heather White
New College of Florida
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Method of Submission


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