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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Religion and Disability Studies Group

Statement of Purpose: 

The Religion and Disability Studies Group is committed to maintaining the visibility, viability, and value of the experience and politics of disability as they relate to the study and practice of religion. We promote engagement between disability studies theory and the study of religion, examine the role of disability in lived religious experience and theology, and consider the historical and contemporary role of disability in diverse religious traditions, texts, and cultures.

Call for Papers: 

The Religion and Disability Studies Group welcomes paper submissions on any aspect of the intersection between religion, theology, and disability studies. We have particular interest in the following topics:

  1. Notions of time and space in disability cultures and religious communities: notions of futurity, crip time, reconfigurations of liturgical space, etc.
  2. Papers that engage and extend the work of Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, in conversation with disability theologies and ethics
  3. Papers in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including papers that examine the interrelationship with disability justice, racial justice, and the civil rights movement
  4. Papers that explore the intersection between queer theory and disability studies as it relates to the study of religion for a possible co-sponsored session with the Queer Studies in Religion Group.
  5. Papers that examine illness narratives or other aspects of the interrelationship between disability, religiosity, literature, and art for a possible joint session with the Arts, Literature, and Religion Group and the Bioethics and Religion Group
  6. Papers that engage disability from diverse religious and cultural contexts
Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee