Friday, October 29, 2010

American Academy of Religion hosts LGBT programs at 2010 annual meeting

The American Academy of Religion is meeting from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Best wishes to the many friends of the Jesus in Love Blog who will be attending.

Here is a list of LGBT and queer-related workshops and programs at this year’s AAR annual meeting. Click the titles for more details. These sessions cover an amazing variety of new scholarship, with everything from gay male cyberculture to black queer family values and the eternal question, “Can a male savior save a lesbian?”

Carving Spaces for Lesbian–Feminist Identities in Religion
Presiding* Christine Libby, Indiana University
* Catherine Lafuente, Claremont Graduate University
* Eziaku Nwokocha, University of California, Santa Barbara
* Heike Peckruhn, Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver
* Jacob J. Erickson, Drew University
* Marie Cartier, Claremont Graduate University
* Susan E. Henking, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Exploring Gay Male Desire
Presiding* Donald L. Boisvert, Concordia University
* W. Scott Haldeman, Chicago Theological Seminary
*Patrick S. Cheng, Union Theological Seminary, New York
*Catherine Roach, University of Alabama
*Roger A. Sneed, Furman University
* Paul J. Gorrell, Stockton, NJ

Celebrating and Cerebrating Mary Daly
Presiding* Emily Culpepper, University of Redlands
* Mary E. Hunt, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual
* Zayn Kassam, Pomona College
* Xochitl Alvizo, Boston University
* Laura S. Levitt, Temple University
* Judith Plaskow, Manhattan College
* Carol J. Adams, Dallas, TX
* Traci C. West, Drew University

Queering Race, Politics, and Religion: Queer Values, Queer Worldmaking
Presiding* Claudia Schippert, University of Central Florida
* Nessette Falu, Rice University
* Thelathia Young, Emory University
* Alicia Juskewycz, Princeton University
* B. Howell Belser, Emory University
* Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College

Bedazzling Diversity: Mary Daly’s Transformative Influence on Lesbian, Gay, and Feminist Identities
Presiding* Yvonne Zimmerman, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
* Tiffany Steinwert, Boston University
* Jennifer Rycenga, San Jose State University
* Dirk von der Horst, Claremont Graduate University
* Sheila Briggs, University of Southern California
* Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver

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