Welcome to “Feminists Talk Religion” where feminist voice, religion-talk, and honest conversation intersect.
“Feminists Talk Religion” is a project of the Forum branch of Feminist Studies in Religion. The Forum fosters community through digital and in-person opportunities to connect with others navigating the complicated world of religious studies, identity, and activism. You can learn more about Feminist Studies in Religion at http://www.fsrinc.org/.
What is this podcast about, you wonder?
“Feminists Talk Religion” is a platform for feminist discussions about all things related to religion. It is an opportunity to hear from new and old voices, to be challenged to learn about and from the scholastic world of another, and to have discussions we might not have otherwise. It is a space where the historically marginalized, especially women, are taken seriously.
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See below for list of upcoming episodes.
Season 1 (Spring 2020)
[Episode 6] 2018 AAR panel: “Sharing Knowledge/Feminist Collaboration” with Mary Churchill, Sarah Emanuel, Jackie Hildago, Mary Hunt, Kwok Pui Lan, and Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein (Moderator: Kate Ott)
This podcast features a FSR-sponsored American Academy of Religion panel from 2018 where panelists reflect on what they wish they’d know as students and early career scholars.
[Episode 5] Bonus Episode: “Evangelicalism, Homeschool, and Coming Into One’s Own” with Tori Paquette (Moderator/Interviewer: Sarah Emanuel)
In this honest and deeply human podcast episode, Colby College senior, Tori Paquette, tells the story of how and why she left evangelicalism. For more on the subject, in Tori’s own words, see her blog here.
[Episode 4] Bonus Episode: “Racing the Pandemic: Anti-Asian Sentiment in the COVID-19 Era” with Peace Lee and Lisa Beyeler-Yvarra
This week’s bonus episode interrogates the social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially towards the Asian and Asian American population in the United States. Within the U.S. the coronavirus disease has not only uncovered how human systems and treatment of the world have historically caused earthly harm, but also how social strain exposes cultural brokenness, agitates interpersonal animosity, and incites racist violence.
[Episode 3] Liberationist Hermeneutics: Interview with Cynthia Chapman + Traci West (Moderator/Interviewer: Sarah Emanuel)
This podcast opens up space to talk about liberationist hermeneutics within the field of Religious Studies and the subfield of Biblical Studies. Some questions we ask include: what are liberationist hermeneutics? What are its lineages (within your respective speciality/area/focus)? What does it do? What does it limit? Can we be feminist scholars without maintaining a liberationist lens? Why/why not? Who gets to say? What are areas of tension or contention? What do you imagine are areas of promise within your discipline or religious study as a whole?
[Episode 2] Feminist Profile: Interview with Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones (Moderator/Interviewer: Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein)
This podcast introduces narrative as crucial to the knowledge and support of feminist voices in the field of religious studies. This episode focuses on a scholar’s story including how who they are has shaped and/or helped determine their interests and feminist position, their emergence in the field, their hopes for the field, and their hopes for the direction of their work.
[Episode 1] Introduction: What is Feminists Talk Religion? (Co-hosted by Sarah Emanuel and Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein)
Feminists Talk Religion is a podcast elevating the stories, scholarship, conversations, and impact of feminists, especially women, in the field of religious studies and beyond. This introduction offers a conversational glimpse into the imagination behind and hope for the podcast.
[Episode 5] Elective: 2018 AAR Panel “Sharing Knowledge/Feminist Collaboration” with Mary Churchill, Sarah Emanuel, Jackie Hildago, Mary Hunt, Kwok Pui Lan, and Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein (Moderator: Kate Ott)
This podcast features an FSR-sponsored AAR panel from 2018 where panelists reflect on what they wish they’d know as students and early career scholars.