Dynamics of Gender, Religion and Intersectionality
We live in an era where religion cannot be perceived through a single lens and in which identities (religious or otherwise) are inevitably complex. This session explores the dynamic relation between gender, religion, and other identities as important dimensions of people’s constructed lives. It examines theoretical and empirical research on religion and intersectionality and its effects on the politics of inclusion and exclusion.
The session welcomes papers that explore a critical approach to the interactions between religion, gender, and other identities. In particular, the session welcomes papers that formulate new ways to understand the tensions between these various identities in the context of contemporary secularism. Are there new narratives that could better account for intersectional diversity in the West?