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Call for Proposals

This Section invites individual papers and panel proposals from a variety of religious and cultural traditions exploring women’s experiences in local and transnational contexts. This year we especially welcome proposals that address the following themes:

  • Women’s leadership roles in religious organizations in Chicago and their impact on religious communities
  • Women and ecology, especially marine ecology and ecological issues affecting various communities in the Chicago area
  • Women’s roles in transnational democracy movements, especially women’s collaborative work in various movements that led to the Arab Spring
  • Whiteness and/or white privilege as an integral part of analyses concerning women and religion
  • Religion, activism, and the next generation, especially how young women participate in activism
  • Women’s support of and transmission of spirituality in the (post)modern age
  • Women and the politics of religion in the Tea Party movement
  • Interdisciplinary analyses of women, religion, and the 2012 election
  • The role of religion in the trafficking of women
  • Cross-cultural and/or cross-racial collaborations among women with regard to violence against women

We encourage nontraditional ways of sharing scholarly work on women and religion and welcome a variety of formats to promote interactive sessions.


This Section seeks to promote inclusivity and excellence in scholarship. We have been intentional about including participants and presenters from interdisciplinary approaches and we encourage nontraditional ways of sharing scholarly work on women in religion. In the process of making selections for Annual Meeting sessions, we work collaboratively with other Sections, Groups, and Seminars to promote scholarly conversations across fields and methodologies. We are committed to providing an inclusive scholarly environment where new voices can be heard and critical analyses of women and religion can be advanced.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.


Nami Kim
Spelman College
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Deborah Whitehead
University of Colorado, Boulder
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Method of Submission


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