Lectures & Scholarship

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Professor Julia Watts Belser: Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference | The 13th Annual | 2022 CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture

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Julia Watts Belser, a white Jewish woman with curly brown hair, sits happily in her wheelchair in front of a pink flowering bush. She's wearing a patterned red blazer and red kippah (beret) to match.

Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS Lecture! Queer Crip Revelation: Disability Dance, Jewish Text, and the Sacred Potency of Difference with Professor Julia Watts Belser The 13th Annual CLGS Georgia Harkness Lecture Recorded on 20 October 2022 In this CLGS lecture, Professor Julia Watts Belser probes the embodied ethics and spiritual […]

Sal, Luz, y Azúcar: Africana Queer Christopoetics of Matthew 5 in Afrocubanidad with Rev. Dr. Eric A. Thomas. A CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation

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Click here to view a video recording of this CLGS event! In this CLGS Queer & Latinx Faith Conversation Rev. Dr. Eric Thomas a queer Afro-Latinx imagines a decolonial vision for Jesus’ instruction to be(come) salt, light, and sugar in The Gospel of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount. Reverend Dr. Eric A. Thomas is a scholar, […]

Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit

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CLGS is proud to announce the publication of Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit, co-edited by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Coordinator of the CLGS Jewish Roundtable, and Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, Coordinator of the CLGS Transgender Roundtable. This extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies explores cutting-edge ideas about gender […]

Professor Rolf Nolasco: Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing | The 15th Annual | 2022 CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture

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Click here for a video recording of this CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture Queer Bodies: Colliding, Expanding, Flourishing Professor Rolf Nolasco The 15th Annual CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture Recorded on Thursday, 21 April 2022 Tagging queer bodies as intrinsically disordered, unholy, and perverse collides with the intimate knowing that this body, this queer flesh with all its […]

52 Ways #5: Honor the Contributions of LGBTQ African Americans

During February, Black History Month, honor the contributions of African American LGBTQ people.  And don’t limit this to the month of February: honor African American LGBTQ people all year round! There are so many people have had a profound impact on the LGBTQ community, from the days of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s and 40s (see, […]

Transkeit: Expanding Gender for Jews and Allies: A Pre-Publication Preview with Jane Rachel Litman and Jakob Hero-Shaw, editors. A CLGS Jewish Queeries Series Event

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Click here for a video recording of this online CLGS event! The book Expanding Gender: The Wisdom of Transkeit for Jews and Allies is an extraordinary collection of essays by trans Jews and allies that explores cutting edge ideas about gender through the lenses of tradition, art, autobiography, and solidarity. The volume features an analysis of […]