The Journal of Lesbian Studies (Taylor & Francis) will devote an entire
issue to the topic of global religious experiences and identities among
lesbians, guest edited by S.J. Creek. The intention behind this special
edition is to generate richer and more varied scholarship around the lived
experiences of lesbians connected to (or alienated by) religious practices
or faiths around the world. Papers from sociology, history, anthropology,
political science, english, psychology, religious studies, gender and
women’s studies, religious studies, communication studies, linguistics,
criminology, queer studies, international studies, art history, or other
fields are welcome.
Topics may include, but are not limited, to : the intersection of
race/class/gender/sexuality and religion, religious movements, orthopraxy,
orthodoxy, representation in media/literature/art, trends in religiosity,
clergy/religious officials, resistance and activism, indigenous religions,
Wicca, Santeria, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism,
Taoism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, atheism, popular
religions, Mujerista theology, practice, belief, religious socialization,
disability, size, critiques of lesbian sexualities or spiritualities from
post-colonial or transgender studies perspectives, religious individualism,
secularism, celibacy, “religious nones,” nuns, intentional communities,
state control of religious practice, reproduction, families, identities,
cognitive dissonance, oppression, reparative therapies, migration,
religious education, or emotions. Works attending to the experiences of
queer, bisexual, and transgender individuals will also be considered, if
these pieces strongly connect to the central theme.
Please direct inquiries or proposals of no more than 500 words to S.J.
Creek at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 20, 2012. Invitations for full
manuscripts will be issued in January 2013. Both abstracts and manuscripts
will be evaluated for originality, style, and fit within the overall
edition. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full
manuscript of 5,000-6,500 words, due May 15, 2013.