Border Crossings: WSRP 25th Anniversary Conference


National Borders/Gender Borders

Keynote Address:

"God Needs No Passport: Religion in a Transnational Era." Peggy Levitt, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College.


Constance Buchanan, senior program officer for religion at the Ford Foundation and founder of the Women's Studies in Religion Program

Paula Hyman, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University

Emilie Townes (WSRP 2001-02), Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology, Yale Divinity School

Listen to an audio recording of the keynote address.

Crossing Gender, Genre, and Politics

Current WSRP Research Associates present their works-in-progress.

Gannit Ankori, "A Faith of Their Own: Women Artists Re-vision Religion"

Constance Furey, "Religious Relationships in Devotional Poetry: Gender and Genre in Renaissance Christianity"

Rosemary Carbine, "Ecclesial Work: Toward a Feminist Public Theology"

Jia Jinhua, "The Roles and Images of Taoist Priestesses in Medieval China"

Shahla Haeri, "Religion, Politics, and Women in Iran: Edging Toward Democracy?"

Listen to an audio recording of "Crossing Gender, Genre, and Politics".

Borders of Race, Religion, and Discipline

Former WSRP Research Associates present scholarship resulting from the Program.

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (WSRP 1980-81), Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African American Studies, Harvard University

Karen King (WSRP 1994-95), Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard Divinity School

Amy Hollywood (WSRP 1999-00), Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Michelene Pesantubbee (WSRP 2001-02), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and American Indian and Native Studies, University of Iowa/Iowa City

Moderator: Bernadette Brooten (WSRP 1978-79), Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies, Brandeis University

Listen to an audio recording of "Borders of Race, Religion, and Discipline".