March 27, 2014 Annual Castaneda Lecture
Posted: January 07th, 2014
CTS is proud to welcome Dr. Laurel C. Schneider (pictured at right), Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, as the 2014 Castañeda Lecturer presenting, “Insiders Out”.
Dr. Schneider will return to CTS to deliver the 2014 Castañeda Lecture. Dr. Schneider is Professor of Religious Studies, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University and was formerly (1999 – 2013) Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at CTS. She works at the intersections of postcolonial theory, queer theory, race theory, and feminist theory. She is interested in intersectional questions of identity, meaning and divinity as they pertain to contemporary political and social questions of justice and liberation. Dr. Schneider’s published works include Polydoxy: Theologies of Multiplicity and Relation (2010) and Beyond Monotheism: A Theology of Multiplicity (2007). Recent essays include “What Race is Your Sex?” (2012), “Promiscuous Incarnation” (2010), and “Homosexuality, Queer Theory and Christian Theology” (2009). The annual Castañeda event brings students, faculty, scholars, activists, faith communities and individuals to engage in religious and theological reflection toward greater justice for LGBTQ individuals and communities.
Gilberto Castañeda Lecture
This annual lecture and accompanying programs celebrates the life and memory of the adopted son of Dr. Theodore Jennings and Rev. Ronna Case. Each spring this lecture invites students, faculty, scholars, activists, faith communities, and individuals to engage in religious and theological reflection toward greater justice for LGBTQ individuals and communities. The lecture and events reflect the seminary’s commitment to transform communities and congregations from places of hostility and alienation to places of hospitality and empowerment.
2013: Noach Dzmura, “Chevra Kadisha (Burial Societies), Sex-Changed & Gender Non-Conforming Bodies”
2012: Rev. Dr. Patrick Cheng, “Triangles and Rainbows: Constructing a Queer of Color Theology”
2011: Dr. Emilie M. Townes, “The Dancing Mind: Queer Black Bodies and Activism in Academy and Church”
To learn more about the Castañeda Lecture and Legacy, please click here.
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