This course will explore gender and sexuality in the historical and contemporary contexts of Shakta Tantra traditions as conceived of and practiced on the ground by individuals, partners, families, and communities.... Read more about Gender and Sexuality in Shakta Tantra
The Religion, Gender, and Culture Colloquium explores the intersections of feminist theory with other theories of difference and the broader study of religion. Interested PhD, MTS, ThM, and MDiv students should contact the instructor.... Read more about Religion, Gender, and Culture Colloquium
Both demographic and cultural reproduction pose critical challenges to minority religions, placing pressure on personal decisions, group dynamics, religious practices, and intergroup relations. This course follows the navigation of these pressures by American Jews, and explores the formations of gender and sexuality that result.... Read more about Gender and Judaism in Modern America
This course explores relationships between 19th- and 20th-century women’s movements and religion by considering spiritual and religious practices in fiction, poetry, and essays by writers including Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and Zora Neale Hurston, alongside essays by critics such as Saba Mahmood and theologians such as Katie G. Cannon.
This course treats persecution in America as a site of public history and ethics. Focusing on three historical cases—the Salem Witch trials, the Underground Railroad, and Cold War-era McCarthyism—we will explore how hunts for witches, runaway slaves, and communists (along with their fellow travelers) have shaped American political culture.... Read more about Witch Hunts: Persecution in Public History and Ethics