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Queer Faith: Marginalization, Citizenship, and Nationhood

Queer Faith: Marginalization, Citizenship, and NationhoodLa foi et le queer : marginalisation, citoyenneté et nationalisme en contexte minoritaire
University of Chicago Center in Paris, 6 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris
10 April 2020

This symposium aims to build upon recent developments in emerging literature on the intersection of queer and religious identities, with a particular focus on marginalization, citizenship, and the nation. Proposed papers may respond to the following questions, or other related areas of interest:

  • How are queer minority religious identities constructed and negotiated? How might homonationalist and exclusionary narratives influence this process?
  • How might different national understandings of citizenship shape subjectivities and feelings of belonging among queer people who are members of minority religious groups?
  • How might religion and queerness interact and shape one another in minority contexts?
  • How do national ideals of multiculturalism and secularism determine who can publicly speak for minority religious communities, queer communities, and those with intersecting identities?

We welcome submissions in English or French, from researchers of diverse disciplinary backgrounds studying queer and religious identities. Submissions should have a focus on marginalization, citizenship, othering, or the nation. There is no regional or temporal requirement.

Proposals should be submitted no later than 4 March 2020 to queerfaith.submissions@gmail.com.

Submissions should include the title of your paper, your name and university affiliation, and an abstract of no more than 500 words.