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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group is interested in the development and analysis of feminist theory within religious studies. We especially welcome papers involving the 2011 geographical theme of the Mediterranean. Following that interest, we invite papers on the following topics:

  • Religion, gender theory, and development policies
  • Emerging feminisms in global Pentecostal movements
  • Women rethinking and rebuilding religious communities
  • Feminism and disability studies
  • Trafficking
  • The feminization of migration
  • Women in the United States military
  • Independent proposals on appropriate topics
  • In conjunction with other Program Units, we seek papers for a session titled “Gender Theory, Intersectionality, and Justice.” A complex array of social structures of inequality and oppression, both overt and internalized, sustain persistent patterns of injustice and, conversely, hegemony. We seek papers that expose the intricacy, convolution, and density at the intersections of gender theory and other postmodern discourses as they seek to articulate persuasive and powerful understandings of justice


This Group has consistently provided programmatic space for a wide variety of feminist theory/theories, including feminist theology, queer theory, continental feminist theory, and feminist political theory. We seek to intersect these various topics with a broad understanding of “religious reflection,” which includes institutional religious settings, religion and culture, religion and aesthetics, religion and the body, etc.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Rita M. Gross
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
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Christine E. Gudorf
Florida International University
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Method of Submission


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