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Meeting Program Units

2021 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

Meeting Begins11/20/2021
Meeting Ends11/23/2021

Call for Papers Opens: 1/20/2021
Call for Papers Closes: 3/24/2021

Requirements for Participation

Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation


Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: (1) As a response to state modes of human care, our program unit offers a panel session titled “Minoritized Hermeneutics of Human Care.” This session will host an invited panel to reflect critically on minoritized hermeneutics of human care and healing. Panelists will be encouraged to engage this topic from a range of nodal points that include: racializing scientific medical care versus ancestral/indigenous care traditions, immigration detention versus sanctuary churches, Western Protestant rationalism versus Global South healing (e.g., Pentecostalism), and eugenics/ethnic cleansing versus multiethnic activist resistance. (2) The topic of the second session is “Radical Women-of-Color-Centered Biblical Criticism.” The political term “women of color” has a solidarity definition and historically describes a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed women of color who have been “minoritized.” Hence, this open session invites papers from women-of-color biblical scholars to discuss the history, benefits, and challenges of building a radical women-of-color coalitional movement within the field of biblical studies. Panelists will be encouraged to engage the contributions of radical feminists-of-color like Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Cherríe Moraga, Gloria E. Anzaldua, Chela Sandoval, Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yuri Kochiyama, to name a few.

Program Unit Chairs

Gregory Cuéllar
Jin Young Choi

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