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11:00 am

17th Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, Graduate Conference – …

March 23 @ 11:00 am - March 24 @ 4:00 pm
Mead Hall,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This year, Drew’s signature Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium (TTC) will be a graduate student conference organized by PhD students in the Theological School’s Graduate Division of Religion. The theme of the conference is “Trans: Human/Divine Bodies beyond Boundaries,” which convenes scholars engaged in various fields of transgender, gender and sexuality studies. In this conference, we examine trans in two different ways: as transgender theory and the prefix trans as a signifier of method. Transgender identities we understand as those that transcend gender categories, either by crossing between the binaries of masculine and feminine or existing outside the binary completely. Transgender theory integrates the embodiment of lived experiences with the negotiation of socially and individually constructed identities. Our starting point is transgender theory because of the ways in which it has already modeled the transgressing of bodies and disciplinary categories we hope to engage at TTC this year. Our intention is to honor the work of transgender theorists by inviting conversation, first and foremost, on transgender identities, as well as other transgressive scholarship. Operating at a nexus of identities, transgender theory invites us to consider the intersectionality of the social roles and locations that individuals and communities occupy in the world. Whether the […] Find out more »
11:15 am

TTC 2018: Keynote Lecture Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD.

March 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Seminary Hall – Craig Chapel,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, 07940 United States
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Join us for the keynote lecture of the 17th Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium which will be provided by Dr. Robyn. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD, is a Transqueer Latinx activist theologian. Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Robyn draws on their identity and heritage in everything that they do. From doubt to divine and everywhere in between, their call as an activist theologian demands the vision to disrupt hegemony and colonialist structures of multi-layered oppressions. Robyn’s dynamic and inspiring presentations explore the Intersections of queer justice and anti-racism, dismantling white supremacy and displacing whiteness, gender justice as human rights work, and bridging differences within our communities, campuses and churches. Whether speaking to universities, faith communities, or communities, writing for HuffPost or Religion Dispatches, Dr. Robyn uses tools learned in both the academy and activism to stand in the hybrid space of faith communities, academy, and movements for justice curating activist scholarship with deep intention of bridging with difference. As an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Transqueer Latinx, Robyn takes seriously their call as an activist theologian and ethicist to bridge together theories and practices that result in communities responding to pressing social concerns. Robyn sees this work as a […] Find out more »
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