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December 3: Transgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender & Religion

transandorthodoxTransgender & Orthodox: Life Stories at the Intersection of Gender and Religion

a lecture by Oriol Poveda

December 3, Thursday
5 to 6:30 pm

Oriol Poveda, PhD candidate, Theology and Uppsala Religion & Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden

B​ased on interviews and observations in Israel and North America among transgender Jews with Orthodox backgrounds, both ​current and former, Poveda will discuss the ambivalence of Orthodox Judaism in the life stories of the participants, and how people view and experience religious change in relation to trans issues in the Orthodox world.

Religious Studies Seminar Room
726 Broadway, Room 542

Organized by the NYU Center for Religion and Media and the Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS) at Uppsala University, in partnership with the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research & Higher Education (STINT). Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Religious Studies Program.

This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible.

For more information about this event, contact the Center for Media, Culture, & History at or 212-998-3759.

Facebook event page here.

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