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Beyond 'Religion versus Emancipation’

Final Conference: Religious Transformation and Gender

Religious Transformation and Gender
Contestations in/and the study of religion, gender and sexuality

As our five-year research project draws to a close, we are happy to welcome you to our fully online, virtual conference, taking place March 10-12 2021.

The three-day conference will be organized in association with the International Association for the Study of Religion and Gender (IARG) and partially funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), who has funded our research project “Beyond ‘Religion vs Emancipation’: Gender and Sexuality in Women’s Conversions to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Contemporary Western Europe” for the past five years. Read more about the project here.

The conference invites contributions that focus on the theme of Religious Transformation and Gender in a broad sense, click here to find the full Call for Papers and Conference description.

We have invited several keynote speakers, who will present their research during the conference.

Orit Avishai  Professor of Sociology, Fordham University (link)
Tracy Fessenden  Steve and Margaret Forster Professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University (link)
Esra Özyürek  Professor in European Anthropology and Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies, London School of Economics (link; from October 1st: Sultan Qaboos Professor in Abrahamic Religions and Shared Values at Cambridge University)
Yvonne Sherwood  Professor of Biblical Cultures and Politics, University of Kent (link)


Schedule Final Conference 10-12 March 2021, Religious Transformation and Gender TBA.