Welcome to “Feminists Talk Religion” where feminist voice, religion-talk, and honest conversation intersect. “Feminists Talk Religion” is a project of the CoLaboratory branch of Feminist Studies in Religion. The Lab fosters community through digital and in-person opportunities to connect with others navigating the complicated world of religious studies, identity, and activism. "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.
For the first episode of our “Feminism, Religion, and Mental Health:” Mini-series, Chaplains Lynne Faust and Ilisia Kissner discuss their journey of becoming mental health chaplains and how identifying as feminist and womanist shapes their religious identity and work.
For the first episode of our "Feminism, Religion, and Art" mini-series, Autumn Brown, self-described "mother, organizer, theologian, artist, and facilitator" discusses the intersection of her many identities, her storytelling process, and how feminism functions as a spiritual practice.
Dr. Nikky Singh describes her experience growing up in the academic world, moving from India to the United States, attending her first AAR conference, and reclaiming the liberative spirit of Sikh sacred texts.
Working at a meatpacking plant can be dangerous and exhausting. That is the reality of Latino and refugee workers in this industry, who turn to their faith to cope with the difficulties of the workplace. In this episode, Kristy Nabhan-Warren discusses her research with a community of mostly immigrant workers in the Midwest. We also talk about the surprises, messiness, and nuances that emerge in ethnographical research, and about fe...
Research, Teaching, Service: this is the quintessential academic triad. But what happens when we add COVID-19 to one's academic activity? From the personal to the political, three religion scholars—Susan Woolever (ABD), Dr. Amy Derogatis, and Dr. Mary Foskett—discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their work, their institutions, and their lives.
Three New Testament Scholars, A Womanist, A White Feminist, and an Indian Postcolonial Feminist, discuss the issues of our time and what it means to build a multi racial coalition within the academy to begin to dismantle the whiteness within our institutions, our scholarship, and the world.
Dr. Sharon Jacob: Assistant Professor of New Testament
Dr. Angela N. Parker: Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
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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.
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 the following blog: http://boldbrightbeautiful.com/not-evangelical/?fbclid=IwAR2SOL_DMkDAuLbcdgYOvw6a3hFVa4oUPTYL0g858Htz4m20wYyBAbTuPT8. Interview by Sarah Emanuel.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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