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Meeting Program Units

2020 Annual Meeting

Boston, MA

Meeting Begins11/21/2020
Meeting Ends11/24/2020

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

Requirements for Participation

Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: This open session explores biblical interpretation and histories of racism and modes of racialization in the United States. We invite papers that engage in innovative and intersectional readings of the Bible and lived realities (present or past) of racism in the United States. This section particularly welcomes proposals engaging issues of racism and racialization as it pertains to the Bible and US White-Christianity, the Bible and US imperialism, the Bible and US political discourse, the Bible and US eugenics, or the Bible and US immigration. The MCBI section also holds an invited panel reviewing "Minoritized Women Reading Race and Ethnicity: Intersectional Approaches to Constructed Identity and Early Christian Texts," edited by Mitzi Smith and Jin Young Choi.

Program Unit Chairs

Gregory Cuéllar
Jin Young Choi

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