Center for Conflict Studies Knowledge as Action, Action as Change


Panel of Scholars & Practitioners

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Panel I: Gender Empowerment and Religions of Asia

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

1. Annapurna PandeyCo-­‐existence of Tradition and Modern: An account of women weavers in Buddhist villages of Odisha

2. Joel Post: The Relation of Buddhism/Shintoism to Gender Roles in Japan

3. Manisha Sethi: Imagining an alternative model?: The case of Jain women renouncers

4. Abhilasha SharmaBel Bibaha among Newars of Nepal: A case for empowerment?

Panel II: Religion, Violence and Sexual Identity

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

1. Jay Poole: Being Gay in Rural Spaces: The Curriculums of Traditionalism, Conservatism and Fundamentalism and Their Influence on Identity as a Gay Male

2. Theresa Tobin: Spiritual Violence

3. Kathryn Poethig: Sexless Allies in Anti-Empire Interfaith Alliance

4. Raymond Aycock: Gay Evangelicals: Reconciling or Reforging Identity?

Panel III: Gender, Power and Agency

Friday, November 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

1. Jennifer Colby: Sacred Female Images and Identity at the Crossroads: Guadalupe/Tonantzin

2. Emperatriz Guevara: Gender Equality for Hispanic Immigrant Women through Religious Participation

3. Athena Devlin: Fundamentalism and Gender Identity in Fiction and Film by Muslim Writers

4. Krishanti Dharmaraj: To Zen or not to Zen: The practice of women as agents of change

Panel IV: Gender, Culture and Religious Law

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

1. Alex Free: Gender differences among Jewish youth in the United States

2. Ingrid Lilly: “Let the Weakling say, ‘I am a Warrior’”: The Phantasmic Sword of Jerusalem’s Destruction in Hebrew Prophetic Literature

3. Mohamad Abdun Nasir: Sharia, the State and Gender: Women’s Judicial Divorces at Indonesian Religious Courts

4. Mahmoud Abdalla: The Impact of Arab Spring on National and Gender Identity

Panel V: Patriarchy and Gender Roles in Christianity

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.

1. Beryl Esembe: Religious Fundamentalism and Gender Discrimination

2. Quinn Van Valer-Campbell: Dualism in Christian Science Church: A positive impact on Gender relations?

3. Sasha Sleiman: Women and the Coptic Church in Egypt

4. Mary Kay Schueneman: African American Women and Christian Mission in the Civil Rights Era

Panel VI: Gender, Religion and Politics

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at noon

1. Rachel Spory: Effects of Gender Myths on Religiously-­‐Motivated Women in Peacebuilding and Post-­‐ Conflict Civil Society Development

2. Rona Kabiri: The Role of Women in Afghanistan in the Last Century

3. Kristy L. Slominski: Religion and Gender in the Early Sex Education Movement in America

4. Omar Salem: Impact of Religion on Gender Voting Patterns in Utah