HDS 2738

Gender and Sexuality in Black Atlantic Religions

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús


Students will be introduced to the complexities of Black Atlantic religious practices and experiences through a critical engagement with questions of gender and sexuality. We will examine the production of masculinities, femininities, moral and ethical selves, queer and transgendered bodies, and racialized subjects within differently situated religious and spiritual practices. The course will primarily focus on Haitian Vodun, Brazilian Candomble, Cuban Santeria and Palo Mayombe, as well as others.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as AAAS 104x


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2014
Tue Thu 11:30am-1pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None