March 31 :: RECORDING ANGELS: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield March 31, Friday 6 to 8 pm “Recording Angels” is an interdisciplinary conversation about the ethics and challenges of working with trauma […]

Sept 22: Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault

Convulsing Bodies: A conversation on religion & resistance in Foucault with Mark D. Jordan, Carolyn Dinshaw & Anthony Petro September 22, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm Carolyn Dinshaw, English and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York, University Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University In his most recent book, Convulsing Bodies: Religion & Resistance in Foucault, […]

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

Transgender & 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 […]

December 10: Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World

Love in the Middle East: The Contradictions of Romance in the Facebook World a lecture by Roger O. Friedland December 10, Thursday 5 to 6:30 pm Roger O. Friedland, Visiting Professor, Media, Culture, & Communication, New York University Romantic love is a social fact in the Muslim world. It is also a gender politics impinging […]

April 24: Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion

Religious Freedom “versus” Equal Rights? Emerging Dilemmas in Law and Policy Across the Americas: Gender, Sexuality, Religion a forum with Lori G. Beaman, Benjamin Berger, Katherine M. Franke, Marco Huaco, Louise Melling, Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll, Pam Spees, Nelson Tebbe, Juan Marco Vaggione, Rev. Winnie Varghese–and more Thursday, April 24 2 to 6 pm For a preview […]

Nov 14: Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity

Affecting Performances: The Media & Embodied Politics of Contemporary Christianity a panel discussion with Anthony Petro & Jill Stevenson Thursday, November 14 5 to 7 pm Anthony Petro, Religion, Boston University Jill Stevenson, Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College In her recently published book, Sensational Devotion: Evangelical Performance in Twenty-First-Century America, Jill Stevenson looks to biblical […]

October 5: Religious Exemptions, Sexual Freedom & the Biopolitics of U.S. Healthcare

Religious Exemptions, Sexual Freedom, and the Biopolitics of U.S. Healthcare an afternoon symposium October 5, Friday 1 to 6 pm Confirmed Participants: Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University Elizabeth A. Castelli, Barnard College Katherine Franke, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School Janet R. Jakobsen, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College Louise […]

Sept 19: A New Queer Agenda: launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online

a launch party for Scholar & Feminist Online September 19, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm Location: NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor A New Queer Agenda, a special double issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online (issue 10.1-10.2, Fall 2011/Spring 2012 guest edited by Joseph N. DeFilippis, Lisa Duggan, […]

Religion, Sexuality and AIDS: All the News That's Fit to Print?: Diane Winston @ NYU

The Lerner Workshop in Religion and Society at NYU, Inaugural Lecture by Diane Winston Thursday, April 26 6 to 7:30 pm Diane Winston, Knight Chair, Media and Religion, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California Winston examines three newspapers, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Dallas Morning News, […]

States of Devotion: Religion, Neoliberalism, and the Politics of the Body in the Americas

STATES OF DEVOTION: RELIGION, NEOLIBERALISM, AND THE POLITICS OF THE BODY IN THE AMERICAS November 4 & 5, Thursday & Friday 10 am to 7 pm For more information: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/announcements/728-nov-4-5-states-of-devotion For a PDF of the full program, click here. This conference aims to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary dialogue about the changing role and place of […]