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2012ChicagoCoverIf you are attending the AAR in San Diego, please come to our session on Monday November 24, 2014 at 9a.m.

Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group


Theme: Women of Color, Hope, and the Politics of Resistance

Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Georgetown University, Presiding

Monday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Convention Center-30A

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


Business Meeting:

Eboni Marshall Turman, Duke University


Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group


Statement of Purpose:

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.






Steering Committee