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Posted by Susanne Scholz on Jan 22, 2016

I have been pondering how to respond to the events of sexual harassment, theft, and rape in several major cities in Germany on New Year’s Eve of 2015.  Did the gangs of men, looking “North African” and “Arabic” to the mostly female German victim-survivors, indicate a failed integration policy in Germany or deeply ingrained patriarchal practice everywhere?  

What has become clear is the fact that crowds of men physically harassed, groped, and attacked women in selected German cities during public New Year’s Eve’s party-like gatherings.  The... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 21, 2016

Position: Endowed Chair in Catholic Feminist Theology.

Level: Tenured Professor at Associate or Full Rank.

Institution: Santa Clara University.

Department: Religious Studies Department.

Focus/Specialization: Feminist systematic theology, fundamental theology, ecofeminism, feminist hermeneutics, mujerista theologies, womanist theologies, postcolonial feminist theologies, and feminist ethics.

Deadline: 20 February 2016.

Website: https://jobs.scu.edu.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000921014-01):

Posted by FiR on Jan 20, 2016

Call for Papers: Breaking New Ground: Moving Feminist Scholarship Forward.

Institution: The Women's Caucus of AAR/SBL 2016.

Deadline: 16 February 2016 [midnight (PST)].

Where: AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (November 19-22, 2016).

Contact: aar.sbl.womens.caucua[at]gmail.com.

Official Posting (http://womenscaucusaar.wix.com):

2016 Women's Caucus Call for Papers

Breaking New Ground: Moving Feminist Scholarship Forward

The Women’s Caucus of AAR/SBL is currently accepting proposals for our sessions at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature 2016 Annual Conference. The Conference is being held in San Antonio, Texas from November 19-22, 2016. We invite members to submit abstracts for consideration for our sessions. We are accepting abstracts for panel, presentations, and roundtable sessions. In addition, we encourage all members to also submit individual poster and/or presentation submissions to the... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 18, 2016

By Sofia Ali-Khan. 

Dear Non-Muslim Allies,

I am writing to you because it has gotten just that bad. I have found myself telling too many people about the advice given to me years ago by the late composer Herbert Brun, a German Jew who fled Germany at the age of 15: “be sure that your passport is in order.” It’s not enough to laugh at Donald Trump anymore. The rhetoric about Muslims has gotten so nasty, and is everywhere, on every channel, every newsfeed. It is clearly fueling daily events of targeted violence, vandalism, vigilante harassment, discrimination. I want you to know that it has gotten bad enough that my family and I talk about what to keep on hand if we need to leave quickly, and where we should go, maybe if the election goes the wrong way, or if folks get stirred up enough to be dangerous before the election. When things seem less scary, we talk about a five or a ten year plan to go somewhere where cops don’t carry guns and hate speech isn’t allowed on network television. And if you don’t already know this about me, I want you to know that I was born in this country. I have lived my whole life in this country. I have spent my entire adult life... more

Posted by FiR on Jan 11, 2016

Position: Faculty Fellow, Religious Studies Program.

Length: Renewable for a maximum of 3 years.

Focus/Specialization: East Asian or Tibetan Buddhism (The ideal candidate will combine a grasp of the classical sources and a serious engagement with the theoretical study of religion; interest in intersections of religion with post-coloniality, race, gender, sexuality, or national identity is especially welcome.)

Institution: New York University.

Deadline: 1 February 2016.

Website: http://religiousstudies.as.nyu.edu.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000919175-01):

Posted by FiR on Jan 5, 2016

Position: Research Associate.

Length: 2016-17.

Focus/Specialization: Engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives.

Institution: The Five College Women's Studies Research Center, The Five College Consortium.

Deadline: 15 February 2016.

Website: https://www.fivecolleges.edu.

Official Posting (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/fcwsrc/applying_to_the_center):

Located in a geographic area with one of the largest concentrations of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. To support this work, the Center established its Associates Program more than 20 years ago. Scholars come to the Center from around the world, seeking a supportive environment to carry out their research. Given an office with access to extensive consortium resources, associates gather regularly to discuss their research with each other and interested local faculty in a variety of... more

Posted by FiR on Dec 28, 2015

Call for Papers: Sex and Money: A Religious Studies Conference.

Institution: Columbia University.

Department: Department of Religion: Graduate Student Association.

Deadline: January 15, 2016.

When/Where: Friday, April 22, 2016, Columbia University, NYC.

Contact: columbiareligion@gmail.com.

Official Posting (http://religion.columbia.edu/news/sex-and-money-religious-studies-confer...):



“Sex and Money: A Religious Studies Conference”

Friday, April 22, 2016

Columbia University


Keynote Speaker

R. Marie Griffith

Director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Washington University in St. Louis


The graduate students of Columbia University’s Department of Religion invite paper... more

Posted by FiR on Dec 22, 2015

Call for Papers: The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship (2017).

Journal: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

Deadline: March 1, 2016.

Website: http://signsjournal.org.

Official Posting (http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/calls-for-papers/):

Call for Papers: The Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

The University of Chicago Press and Signs are pleased to announce the competition for the 2017 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.

The Catharine Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Leading feminist scholars from around the globe will select the winner. The prizewinning paper will be published in Signs, and the author will be... more

Posted by JFSR on Dec 11, 2015

"In its attention to innovative strategies and new forms of knowledge production that can influence public life and religious traditions, we hope that the space claimed by the scholarly ideas in this issue of JFSR offers inspiration and tools for fostering more feminist and womanist values in every corner of our world." (Traci West, Judith Plaskow. "Editors' Introduction." JFSR 31.2)

Did you know that JFSR's newest issue (31.2) is out

If you want to see what's in the newest volume, please check out our open access to the Editors' Introduction, as well as the Volume Table of Contents and IUP's page.

We hope that you enjoy this issue!

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Posted by JFSR on Dec 4, 2015

It is with a heavy heart that we at FSR announce the recent passing of Rita Gross, a prominent Buddhist feminist scholar and longtime supporter and board member of JFSR.

Rita chaired the Women and Religion Section of the AAR for many years from the mid-1970s to the late '80s and was the author of many books, among them Feminism and Religion and Buddhism After Patriarchy.

Her passing is a great loss to us all. Let her legacy continue on in our feminist work and our commitment to global interreligious dialogue.

For more information, please see "In Memory of Her: Rita M. Gross" (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual).