Presentation Title

Subversive Religiosities

Presenter Information

Maura FrankFollow

Major

International Studies

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

A queer theology seeks to explore the possibilities in community rather than subordination. The figure of the queer theologian emerges as a pilgrim. Exiled from the heterosexual matrix, the queer theologian is a voyaging nomad, discovering the divine in the discarded. Seen through this lens, the queer god shines through the deconstructed and contested spaces in totalitarian theology. Through careful review and analysis of selected literature, this work explores how an intersectional theoretical perspective can usefully inform theology and ritual in ways that affirm queerness by questioning heteropatriarchal norms.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Hector Garcia Chavez, Graduate Program Director, Women's Studies/Gender Studies

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Subversive Religiosities

A queer theology seeks to explore the possibilities in community rather than subordination. The figure of the queer theologian emerges as a pilgrim. Exiled from the heterosexual matrix, the queer theologian is a voyaging nomad, discovering the divine in the discarded. Seen through this lens, the queer god shines through the deconstructed and contested spaces in totalitarian theology. Through careful review and analysis of selected literature, this work explores how an intersectional theoretical perspective can usefully inform theology and ritual in ways that affirm queerness by questioning heteropatriarchal norms.