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Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies Section

2023 Call for Papers

Christina Astorga, University of Portland

Cynthia Cameron, Rivier University (NH)

In light of this year’s theme, “Theology and Media(tion): Rendering the Absent Present,” we invite submissions that reflect on this theme through the lens provided by our sectional focus: Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies.  We are particularly interested in papers or panels that approach theology, spirituality, and/or pastoral care from intersectional perspectives.


Some topics might include:

     Historical studies focusing on the ways people have been made absent and/or present in the Church and the world because of their gender.

     Constructive theological responses to contemporary experiences of media or mediation in the Church in light of gender and other forms of discrimination.

     Theological considerations of digital culture and violence against women of color, indigenous women, and/or transwomen.

     Explorations of cyberethics as a new realm of feminist discourse in relation to how women are disempowered or empowered in the cyberspace.

     Theological explorations of the impact of media and/or digital culture on feminist approaches to the concerns of fundamental, systematic, or practical theologies.

     Transformative approaches to mediated experiences of the liturgies, education, and pastoral ministries of the Church in order to create spaces for anti-sexist reflection on faith.


We would also welcome proposals for panels of papers and/or book panels related to this year’s theme viewed through the lens of Feminisms, Gender, and Theology.  Submissions on topics unrelated to the theme will also be considered.


Your proposal should be 250-500 words in length and include your current institutional affiliation and position.  Proposals should be emailed by December 15, 2022 to both conveners.  Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by mid-January.



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