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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites critically developed paper and panel proposals on the following topics:

  • Womanism and Islam
  • Womanist thought and political activism
  • Womanism, religion, and music
  • Womanist conceptions of the sacred that include goddesses, sacred ancestors, and shaman/priestess roles
  • For a cosponsored session with the Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group — gendered approaches to the Holocaust and genocidal practices, such as the Middle Passage, slavery, lynching, etc.


This Group provides a forum for religious scholarship that engages theoretically and methodologically the four-part definition of a Womanist as coined by Alice Walker. We nurture interdisciplinary scholarship, encourage interfaith dialogue, and seek to engage scholars and practitioners in fields outside the study of religion. We are particularly concerned with fostering scholarship that bridges theory and practice and addresses issues of public policy in church and society.

Anonymity of Review Process

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


Tracey Hucks
Haverford College
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Pamela Lightsey
Boston University
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Method of Submission


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