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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Latino/a/e and Latin American Biblical Interpretation

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation program unit will hold three sessions. The first session seeks to place Latinx and Latin American biblical studies in conversation with Latin American and Latinx studies. For this session, we invite proposals for interdisciplinary papers that integrate any aspect of Latin American or Latinx studies (broadly construed) with the analysis and interpretation of biblical and related texts, their reception history, or their intersection with contemporary Latin American or Latinx realities. We also welcome papers that employ biblical studies so as to speak to or challenge Latinx or Latin American Studies frameworks and approaches, particularly on religion. The second session will feature panelists invited to review Gregory L. Cuéllar’s Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and Resacralizing the Other at the US–Mexico Border: A Borderland Hermeneutic (Routledge, 2020). The third session will be a joint session with Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible. We invite papers that represent new directions in Latina/x/o studies of gender and the Bible. A few panelists will be invited, but we particularly welcome papers from previously underrepresented perspectives in Latina biblical studies, such as AfroLatina/x/o, AsianLatina/o/x, and/or LGBTQ perspectives.

Program Unit Chairs

Gilberto A. Ruiz
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo

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