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Call for Proposals

This Consultation welcomes proposals for individual papers or panels on all topics related to queer theory and LGBT studies in religion, particularly those focused on bisexual and/or transgender studies and on religions other than Christianity. We are especially interested in proposals that explore queer theoretical approaches to the following topics:

  • The relationship between intersectionality and interdisciplinarity
  • Media and performance in religion
  • Thirty years of HIV/AIDS
  • The use of religion in neoliberal politics
  • The relevance of Jasbir K. Puar’s Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007)
  • Queer practices in San Francisco (for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion and Cities Consultation)
  • Topics related to the regional focus of the Mediterranean
  • 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, sustains 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


The core goals of this Consultation are to foster the application of queer theory and gender theory to the study of religion; to encourage comparative study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in religion; and to support the growth of bisexual studies and transgender studies in the field. We actively seek to explore the connections between queer theory in religion and complementary or overlapping fields of inquiry, such as postcolonial theory, critical race theory, disability theory, feminist theory, and cultural studies.

Anonymity of Review Process

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


Kent Brintnall
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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Claudia Schippert
University of Central Florida
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Method of Submission


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