Theme: Women of Color, Hope, and the Politics of Resistance
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Georgetown University, Presiding
Monday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
This session will examine and explore how women of color use resistance to gain hope for a significantly just world. Women of color identity, politics and deconstruction of race will be explored, examined and discussed. In the anticipation of working towards a just society, the scope of analysis will include teaching and activism within different arenas.
- Eunjoo Kim, Graduate Theological Union
A Reinterpretation of North Korean Refugee Women’s Spaces in a Perspective of Postcolonial Feminist Theology
- Shabana Mir, Millikin University
Dance, Body, and Gaze: Muslim American Women’s Identities
- Leah Gunning Francis, Eden Theological Seminary
These **sholes, They Always Get Away: Young Black Males, Risk, and the Hope for Survival in the Age of Trayvon Martin
- Maria Liu Wong, Columbia University
Embodying a Strategy of Hope and Resistance: A Global Collaborative Inquiry of Christian Women Leaders in Theological Education
Eboni Marshall Turman, Duke University
This Group fosters intellectual exchange in the fields of religious studies and theology as they are developing in diverse communities of color from a gendered analysis. While the AAR features Program Units from diverse communities of color, we provide a space for conversation between communities of color. This Group does not assume a prior “women of color” identity, but centers a woman of color analytic that deconstructs the intersecting logics of gender and race. At the same time, we do not hold to a “post-identity” framework and are also concerned with the status of women of color in the academy, the politics of pedagogy, and the relationship between women-of-color-centered activism and scholarship. Understanding identity as performative and shifting, we make the very category of “women of color” itself a site for political and intellectual engagement.