Intersectionality and/or religion should take note of two interesting special journal issues.
The first is from Gender & Society: special issue on the intersections between religion and gender. Deadline: September 1, 2013. Download the CFP description [PDF] for more information. Submit online and specify in your cover letter that the paper is to be considered for this special issue.
We welcome papers that interrogate the gendered nature of religious communities, movements, and experiences while recognizing the centrality of religion in the lives of many communities and individuals. Especially welcome are papers that highlight transnational work that is grounded in deep regional knowledge, papers that bridge different religions, and papers that contribute to theorizing of major conceptual debates in the study of gender and sociology more generally.
The second is from Journal of Homosexuality: special issue, “To Be Black, Queer, and Christian: Critical Essays on the Black Church and Sexuality.” Deadline: August 15, 2013. Download the CFP description [PDF] for more information. Submit by email to Darnell L. Moore (dm2980 at columbia.edu).
This special edition invites nuanced analyses of the black church, race, sexuality, gender, and class. We seek articles from scholars and practitioners that engage interdisciplinary frameworks and who work at the intersections of critical race theory, queer theory, black liberation theology, queer theology and feminist thought. This special edition seeks to intervene in ongoing conversations on sexuality, queer subjectivities, and black Christianity within the academy and public sphere.
We invite contributions that respond to the following queries: 1). How might black religiosity (i.e. its theologies, practices, hermeneutics, etc.) be queered? 2). How do the black struggle for liberation and queer struggle for civil liberties traverse and depart from, complement and frustrate, the deconstruction of dominant, heteropatriarchal theologies of sexuality within the black church? 3). What types of counterhegemonic pastoral tools and practices can be developed and employed that are responsive to the specific cultural and religious needs of black churches?