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downloadAAR: Women of Color Teaching, Activism and Scholarship

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.

Leadership:

Chair

Steering Committee

Panel at AAR

Theme: The Invisibility and Marginality of Women of Color
Theresa Ann Yugar, California State University, Los Angeles, Presiding
Saturday Nov 19, 2016 – 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center-006D (River Level)

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.

  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College

Embracing the Other: Marginality of Asian American Women and a Movement towards a Decentered Theology

  • Tazeen Ali, Boston University
Rethinking Interpretative Authority: The Women’s Mosque of America
  • Karen Crozier, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
Fannie Lou Hamer’s Theo-Politics of Love: A Nation Building Praxis
  • Ashlyn Strozier, Claremont Graduate University
Black Women’s Sexual and Gender Performance, 1880-1940: Religion, Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class

 

Business Meeting:

Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale University
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
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