Religion as a Category of Analysis: Discussion with Jessica Delgado

Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 12:00 pm
Location: 
130 Corwin Hall Seminar Room
Audience: 
Graduate Students

Gender, Sexuality, and Religion Working GroupGender, Sexuality, and Religion Working Group

Scholars of gender, sexuality, and race generally understand these as categories of analysis rather than simply areas, subjects, or objects of study. Many scholars of religion—particularly those who are also interested in gender, or sexuality, and race—understand religion in the same way. What is gained for scholars of gender, sexuality, and race in thinking of religion as a category of difference and power? What does this look like, particularly in scholarship that does not seem to be about “religion” per se? And for those whose subjects of study do include something recognizable as religion, how does thinking of religion as an analytical lens change the way we think about our scholarship?

The Gender, Sexuality, and Religion Working Group invites you to a discussion about these questions and more at 12:00 pm on April 30th in 130 Corwin Hall Seminar Room. Jessica Delgado will open up the discussion with a brief presentation about her approach to the study of religion in both teaching and scholarship. Others are invited to come prepared to share or ask questions related to their own projects. Especially encouraged are inquiries from scholars for whom religion is not a familiar subject but who are interested in thinking about how religion might with other categories of difference and power, and how thinking of religion as an analytical lens might enrich their own work

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