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Feminisms, Gender, and Theologies Section

2022 Call for Papers

Cynthia Cameron, Rivier University (NH)

Katherine Greiner, Carroll College (MT) 

In light of this year’s theme, “‘Why We Can’t Wait:’ Racism and the Church,” 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 womanist or Latinx perspectives.


Some topics might include:

     Historical studies focusing on the history of women of color in the Church and its ministries.

     Constructive theological responses to the experiences of racism in the Church in light of gender and other forms of discrimination.

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

     Intersectional analyses of the experiences of racism at the hands of the Church and Church-related institutions.

     Explorations of liberative pedagogy, particularly feminist and womanist pedagogies, as tools for countering racism in the Church.

     Transformative approaches to the liturgies and pastoral ministries of the Church in order to create spaces for anti-racist and 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, 2021 to both conveners.  Scholars will be notified of the status of their proposals by mid-February.


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