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Call for Proposals

This Consultation, in its third year, seeks to foment new methodologies and new subjects of study in the interdisciplinary analysis of Latina/o religions, keeping pace with the vibrant developments within the religious traditions of the Americas. We are interested in the following topics:

  • The year “2012,” which has become a contested discursive arena of myths and histories
  • The (re)emergence of indigenous epistemologies of the Americas (for a possible joint session with the Indigenous Religious Traditions Group)
  • Drawing the connections between Indigenous, Chicana/o, Latina/o, identities
  • Days of the Dead in California


This is a new Consultation, founded in 2009, fostering interdisciplinary and theoretically innovative analyses of Latina/o religiosities and spiritualities in the Americas. Our goal is to advance knowledge and ways of knowing that expand traditional areas of religious studies with respect to Latina/o communities, mindful of transnational and global realities. Thus, we encourage studies that explore non-Western beliefs and practices, including indigenous, African-diasporic, Buddhist, and Islam, as well as those that advance more complex understanding of culturally-hybrid Christianities. We wish to foster dialogue that is respectful of the culturally different theological understandings of the sacred within different traditional or emerging spiritualities. We encourage feminist- and queer-centered perspectives, as well as thought rooted in community experience.

Anonymity of Review Process

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


Luis Leon
University of Denver
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Laura Perez
University of California, Berkeley
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Method of Submission


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