Gender Studies and Religious Subjects Conference: Agency and Social Context

What happens when the study of women, gender, sexuality and feminism encounter—or clash with—religion and the academic study of religion? On February 23, 2007, Harvard faculty in the humanities and social sciences joined faculty of Harvard Divinity School and past and present scholars in the Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) at the Divinity School for a one-day conversation to address these questions.

Panel III: Agency and Social Context

Session chair: Leila Ahmed, Harvard Divinity School


  • R. Marie Griffith, Princeton University
    Gender Theory and American Religious History

  • Lara Deeb, University of California, Irvine
    Unpacking "Piety Politics" in the Suburbs of Beirut

Also see Panel I: Identity and Difference and Panel II: Theory and Politics.