Religion in

REL 480.001
Gender Theory & Religion

Dr. Merinda Simmons

Office: 204 Manly Hall
Office Hours: TBA
Office Phone: 348-9911
Course: W 3:30-5:50
Location: MA 210

About Online Readings

Some of the course's online readings are placed in a "secure" folder; you can only access these PDF files (Portable Document Format, that can be opened with the free Adobe Reader) by clicking each link and then entering the username/password given to you in class.

If you have difficulty accessing these readings, contact the instructor by email.



Asking questions like "Do bodies have anything to do with belief?," this seminar will look at how the categories "gender" and "religion" are classified and performed in various contexts. We will explore readings and debates from fields like religious studies, feminist theory, masculinity studies, and queer theory in order to think about the ways in which identifications of gender and religion have at different times overlapped or duked it outů and why.


Fall 2014 (PDF)

Books (required)

Fausto-Sterling, Anne
Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Basic Books, 2000
ISBN: 0465077145


Ellen T. Armour and Susan M. St. Ville, "Judith Butler--In Theory"

Anne McClintock, "No Longer in a Future Heaven" from Imperial Leather