Feminisms Beyond the Secular: Emerging Epistemologies and Politics in the 21st Century

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 12:45pm to Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:45pm
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  Keynote Speakers:

  • Neera Chandhoke, Visiting Professor, Law and Governance Jawaharlal Nehru University, India Former Professor, Political Science Delhi University, India,
  • Srimati Basu Professor, Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies University of Kentucky, U.S.A.,  
  • Jasbir Puar Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies Rutgers University, U.S.A.

Panel Topics:

  • What's Religion Got to Do With it? Gender, Sexuality and Techniques of Sacralizing/ Secularizing Difference
  • Humanism in a Post-Human World? On Making Lives Matter in Transnational and Postcolonial Contexts
  • Always the Exception? Islam, Gender and the Politics of Secularism
  • Democratic Desires in a Secular Age: Global Politics, Nationalism, and the Promise/ Peril of Religion
  • Spirituality and Materiality: Putting Bodies, Minds, and Spirits Together 
  • Righteous Text: Religion, Performance & Visual Culture 
  • Advancing a Feminist Agenda Across the Religious/Secular Divide: Reports on Activism and Theory