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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

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

  • Queer endings/queer futures
  • Protest/Dissent in/and strategies of queering the public/state religiously
  • Negotiations of sex/gender distinctions in queer work in religion
  • Critical approaches to exportation/imposition of (queer) desire, sexuality, and gender across national/temporal borders
  • “Post-identity” spaces, practices, and orientations, including considerations of the relevance of Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others (Duke University Press, 2006) for religious studies
  • Sexual/Religious practices on the margins, including papers on leather practices/communities and BDSM
  • For a cosponsored session with the Childhood Studies and Religion Group, papers on the queerness of children and childhood as subjects and objects of religion


The core goals of this Group 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, among others.

Anonymity of Review Process

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