The Yale Institute of Sacred Music
with support from
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund;
The Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian & Gay Studies;
The Program in Judaic Studies;
The Department of Religious Studies
This international, interdisciplinary conference is set to examine how religious and gender identities arise and develop in relation to one another in the context of globalization. Thirteen internationally-recognized scholars, authors, artists and film-makers have been invited to address the conference’s theme by reflecting on the bodily practices of migrants in both refugee situations and immigrant populations in Europe and the U.S.A.
In today’s globalized world, the role of national identity is undergoing radical change and so choosing migrant-contexts as our focus will allow for many aspects of globalization’s effects on sexual and religious identity-formation to be studied, analyzed and interpreted. The conference will span a four-day period and produce an edited volume of essays addressing religion, sexuality, and globalization.