September 15 - 18, 2005
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music
with support from
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund;
The Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies;
The Program in Judaic Studies;
The Department of Religious Studies
Live webcast of keynote speaker
Homi Bhabha, Today at 5pm EST
Welcome to the web site of the forthcoming conference at Yale University.
This international, interdisciplinary conference is set to examine
how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation
to one another in the context of globalization. Thirteen internationally-recognized
scholars, authors, artists and film-makers have been invited to
address the conference's theme by reflecting on the bodily practices
of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations
in Europe and the U.S.A.
In today's globalized world, the role of national identity is undergoing
radical change and so choosing migrant-contexts as our focus will
allow for many aspects of globalization's effects on sexual and
religious identity-formation to be studied, analyzed and interpreted.
The conference will span a four-day period and produce an edited
volume of essays addressing religion, sexuality, and globalization.
We look forward to having you join us in September!
(Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale
(Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Assistant
Dean for Chapel, Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity
(Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant
Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University)
(Post-Doctoral Fellow, American Academy of Jewish
Research and Visiting Assistant Professor, Skirball Department of
Hebraic and Judaic Studies, New York University)
Our keynote address will be given by Homi Bhabha.
This portion of the conference is open to the public.
Be sure to check back often for more information concerning the conference. These pages will be expanding!