CFP: Women in German (WiG) Conference 2021 panel: Gender and Religious Minorities, Portland, Oregon (15.2.2021)

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CfP: Gender and Religious Minorities (Panel)

Coalition of Women in German Conference

Nov. 4–7, 2021, in Portland, Oregon

Abstracts due: February 15, 2021


Recent events have shown that discrimination and violence on the basis of one’s minority religious identity continues to be a widespread issue in German-speaking countries. Yet people who practice minority religions foster strong, resilient communities. We invite contributions that analyze the gendered experiences and representations of religious minorities in German-speaking countries, prioritizing papers that focus on materials produced from the perspective of women, non-binary, and queer individuals who identify as members of minority religious groups. Papers could address topics such as religious identity as it intersects with other aspects of identity and lived experience; artistic, activist, and affective responses to religious discrimination (including, for example, antisemitism and Islamophobia) and right-wing terror; feminist, queer- and trans-affirming, and antiracist approaches to religious observance and expression; and interreligious solidarities. Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words and a short bio to panel organizers Didem Uca (didem.uca@emory.edu) and Beverly Weber (beverly.weber@colorado.edu) by February 15, 2021.

Given the volatile situation presented by the pandemic, we are not certain what the WiG conference will look like next year. At the moment, we are planning for an in-person conference in Portland, Oregon on November 4–7, 2021. We will revisit this discussion at our spring leadership meeting and will notify the membership at that point as to whether any changes are necessary and forthcoming. Membership to the Coalition of Women in German will be required to present on this panel but is not required to submit an abstract.

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Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Mark-Georg Dehrmann] betreut – editorial-germanistik@mail.h-net.msu.edu