AAR 2015, the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group will have 2 interesting sessions. Please come by and also stay for our Business Meeting.
AAR is in Atlanta, GA this year.
Theme: Sin, Suffering, and Spatiality: Exploring Culture, Caste, and Critique
Eboni Marshall Turman, Duke University, Presiding
Monday – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Hilton-201 (Level 2)
This session will engage theological and ethical analyses as well as cultural critique and construction to explore the flesh and blood realities of sin and suffering in the lives of women of color. From kidnapped Nigerian girls to queer women in South Asian diasporan communities, to liberative sexual ethics on Christopher Street, this session will give special consideration to the spatial and environmental dimensions of women of color suffering. Emphasis will be placed on the distinctions and continuities of women of color suffering throughout the world.
Oluwatomisin Oredein, Duke University
The Propensity of Stains: Suffering as Dirty
Sailaja Krishnamurti, York University
Hindu Religiosity at the Margins of Diaspora: Queer and Feminist Activism, South Asian Diaspora Communities, and the Critique of Caste
Nikia Robert, Claremont School of Theology
Is Purple the New Orange? A Womanist Ethic of Survival in an Age of Mass Incarceration
Elyse Ambrose Minson, Drew University
Liberative Ethics at “The Pier”: Environmental Transphobia and the Christopher Street Pier, New York City
Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Asian North American Religion, Culture and Society Group and Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group
Theme: Engaging Asian/Asian North American Feminist Theologies
Boyung Lee, Pacific School of Religion, Presiding
Monday – 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Hilton-201 (Level 2)
This roundtable brings together a diverse range of scholars in the field of feminist/womanist theologies and ethics, responding to the co-authored piece by W. Anne Joh and Nami Kim on Asian/Asian North American feminist theologies. The authors ask if there are emerging concerns to which Asian/Asian North American feminist theologians are now compelled to respond. The roundtable participants are invited to engage these questions by addressing how histories of Asia and Asian North America are part of their own formations. The roundtable also highlights several important issues, such as legacy of U.S. Militarism in the Asia Pacific, violence against women of color, and politics of solidarity, that require further feminist/womanist theo/ethical and religious analysis and dialogue.
Anne Joh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Nami Kim, Spelman College
Eboni Marshall Turman, Duke University
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College
Neomi De Anda, University of Dayton
Kate Ott, Drew University
Rachel A. R. Bundang, Stuart Hall and Convent of the Sacred Heart