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Posted by Susanne Scholz on Oct 6, 2015

What should feminist scholars in religious and theological studies do about the recent developments related to Title IX?  After all, even the federal government is currently involved in trying to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault from US-American colleges and university.  The situation is indeed dire, as a survey of September 2015 indicates.  The responses of about 150,000 students at 27 elite universities show that 1 in 4 undergraduate women students experiences some form of sexual assault during her college years.  

Posted by FiR on Oct 2, 2015

Postion: Assistant/Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Focus/Specialization: Sexuality, violence, and ethics.

Institution: Pennsylvania State University.

Deadline: 30 October 2015.

Website: https://psu.jobs/job/59823.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51771):

Posted by FiR on Sep 25, 2015

Postion: Vera Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World.

Institution: The School for Advanced Research (SAR), Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Deadline: 2 November 2015.

Website: http://www.sarweb.org/.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51679):

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, NM invites applications for its 2016–17 Campbell Fellowship.

One six- or nine-month residential fellowship is available for a female doctoral level scholar who has completed her research and needs time to prepare her manuscript. The successful applicant’s  research both documents the circumstances of women in the developing world and offers paths to concrete, practical strategies for improving their health, prosperity, and general well-being.

Applicants should provide compelling evidence of originality of thought, an ability to engage real-world problems, and skill at communicating ideas effectively to professional audiences and the general public... more

Posted by FiR on Sep 17, 2015

Postion: Assistant Professor.

Focus/Specialization: Theory and Religion.

Department: Sociology.

Institution: Grand Valley State University.

Deadline: 16 October 2015.

Website: www.gvsujobs.org.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=51587):

Grand Valley State University. The Department of Sociology at GVSU seeks candidates for an assistant professor, tenure track position, with a primary focus on theory and religion to begin August 2016. PhD, or evidence of completion by August 6, 2016 in sociology or related field required (Sociology preferred). In addition to courses in their area of expertise, the successful candidate will also be expected to teach Sociology courses that are a part of the University’s General Education Program. Candidate must have demonstrated excellence and dedication to teaching and have an active research agenda. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Posted by FiR on Sep 14, 2015

Postion: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Theology & Religous Studies.

Focus/Specialization: Theological Anthropology or Comparative Theology.

Institution: Saint Mary's College of California.

Deadline: 23 November 2015 (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Website: http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000898870-01):

Saint Mary's College of California

Posted by Shanell T. Smith on Sep 10, 2015

I saw the movie WAR ROOM and for the rest of that day I was on fire – not with anger, but with a renewed love for God. Before you dismiss this review, let me explain. I’ve since deleted my Twitter and FB posts raving about the movie because after reading a review about the dangers of this movie, I realized that I needed to explore my reasons.

WAR ROOM gave me a renewed sense of my devotional life. As a New Testament scholar and an ordained clergywoman I struggle with engaging the biblical text as a textbook and as the word of God. At times I wonder if I did myself a disservice by becoming a biblical scholar – questioning and analyzing and at times un-doing what I’ve been taught in my early “Christian” formation, what I thought was my faith. But it is important to ask these questions, to expose the patriarchal nature of these texts, and how they continue to be used to perpetuate many –isms today.

Nevertheless my devotional... more

Posted by FiR on Sep 2, 2015

FiR's open call for blog submissions on the topic of "Feminism Online" has been extended!

Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015 (with the possibility of rolling admissions).

We want you, our readers, to get your voice out there: there is still much more to be said about doing feminist work on religion online!

Don't know where to start?: Simply read the pieces from @ the Table conversation on "Feminism Online" and incorporate aspects from them to support your own insights on any topic that relates to feminism and religion online.

Need help? Contact us: fir@fsrinc.org (re: Midori Hartman, EFSR Submissions Editor).

For more information, see the Official Posting of the @ the Table conversation and the... more

Posted by FiR on Aug 31, 2015

As part of FSR, Inc.'s Across Generations project, we asked feminists from and beyond the academy respond to this vital question: "What is the importance of feminist and womanist work in religious and theological studies?" at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego (2014).



What follows is the eighth part of a multi-part blog series that brings those videos to you.

Watch and share your thoughts in the comment section below.


Kathleen Rushton (Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand)

Javier Viera (Drew Theological School)

Shanell T. Smith (Hartford Seminary)

What are your thoughts? Join us below!

Posted by FiR on Aug 21, 2015

Don't forget: we want to hear your responses to @ the Table: "Feminism Online"!

Having explored what it means to be undone by the feminist other (Xochitl Alvizo), why we engage in public writing and theology (Grace Ji-Sun Kim), what constitutes feminist and academic blogging (Mary E. Hunt), and finally why we engage in the intersections between feminism and religion on a platform like FiR (Joseph Marchal), now we need you.

We invite you, our readers, to reflect on aspects of the conversation and your own experiences on this topic in the form of a blog submission. The due date for submissions is (now extended) 1... more