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This Unit has consistently provided programmatic space for a wide variety of feminist theories, including feminist theology, queer theory, continental feminist theory, feminist political theory, etc., as these intersect with a broad understanding of “religious reflection”, including institutional religious settings, or intersections of religion and culture, religion and aesthetics, religion and the body, and religion and nature. FTRR also plans to invigorate feminist analyses of religious discourse within a global setting. Urgent concerns include forms of religious violence and climate crises, among others.

For the 2021 meeting, we plan to host the following panels that were originally scheduled for the 2020 meeting and postponed subsequent to the meeting shifting to a virtual format:
1) Feminist Praxis against U.S. Militarism (co-sponsored with Women and Religion)
2) Emotion, Affect, and Social Change
3) The Violences of Teaching Theory

For 2020, we asked for papers exploring the role of emotion and affect in relation to social change, including racial justice, immigration, and climate change. We asked how feelings about the possibilities of social change impact the ways we organize or fail to organize and how studying religious affects and emotions help us better understand movements for social change. For 2021, we are particularly interested in exploring these questions within the context of the pandemic and the 2020 actions around racial justice.

Mission Statement:

This Unit has consistently provided programmatic space for a wide variety of feminist theories, including feminist theology, queer theory, continental feminist theory, feminist political theory, etc., as these intersect with a broad understanding of “religious reflection”, including institutional religious settings, or intersections of religion and culture, religion and aesthetics, religion and the body, and religion and nature. As the 21 century commences, FTRR will plan to invigorate feminist analyses of religious discourse within a global setting. Urgent concerns include forms of religious violence and climate crises, among others.

Method of Submission:

INSPIRE

 

Co-Chairs:

Annie Blazer, annie.blazer@gmail.com

Meredith Minister, mministe@su.edu

 

Steering Committee:

Dorothy Dean, dorothy.c.dean@gmail.com

Karen DeVries, kdevries@uccs.edu

Wendy Mallette, wendy.mallette@yale.edu

Kathryn Moles, kmoles@ses.gtu.edu

Amanda Nichols, nichols.amanda08@gmail.com

Minjung Noh, tuf64799@temple.edu

 

Session Allotment: Tier 2 – Two 2-hour sessions

Next Review: 2021