If you are going to AAR in San Antonio, please do come to our panel. After our panel, we will hold our annual business meeting. All are welcome to attend.
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.
- Carol Marie Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deborah Buchanan, email@example.com
- Erica Kierulf, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grace Kao, email@example.com
- Oluwatomisin Oredein, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Theresa Ann Yugar, email@example.com
Panel at AAR
The Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group fosters intellectual exchange in the fields of religious studies and theology as they are developing in diverse communities of color that utilize intersectional analyses as methodological posture and site of inquiry. While the AAR features Program Units from diverse communities of color, we provide a space for conversation between communities of color. This session deals with the “Invisibility, marginality, liminality of women of color.” Women of color experience marginality within the church, mosque, academy and in society. These papers will explore what the politics of women’s bodies, sexuality, and the theo-politics of love, gender and race.
Embracing the Other: Marginality of Asian American Women and a Movement towards a Decentered Theology