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Proposal Guidelines

"Intersections: Race, Gender, Sexuality, Class, and Religion"—a one-day academic conference to be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Chicago Theological Seminary—invites paper proposals from graduate students and faculty of Chicago-area seminaries, universities, and graduate schools.  We encourage submissions representing any religious tradition(s) and incorporating any disciplinary tools including arts or science as well as the more standard humanities and social science fields.   Papers should fall into at least one of four categories: (1) Sacred Writings, (2) History of Religions, (3) Theology or (4) Ethics and Society.

Proposals must be 500 words or less. Please submit your proposal via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) format.  Submitted proposals should include:

  • (for graduate students) name, institution, degree program, and level
  • (for faculty) name, institution, department, and position held
  • A preliminary title for your paper
  • A thesis statement
  • A broad summary
  • A preliminary bibliography
  • Paper category (Sacred Writings, History of Religions, Theology, or Ethics and Society)

TIMELINE, GUIDELINES, AND CONTACT

  • November 2, 2012: Paper proposals (300-500 words) are due.
  • November 9, 2012: Notification of acceptance will be sent.
  • January 11, 2013:  1st drafts are due from graduate students.
    Graduate student papers will be reviewed and revisions may be suggested.
  • February 8, 2013: Final drafts are due from all presenters.

Please submit proposals via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you have questions, please direct them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .