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Divining Meaning: Meditations on Gender and Religion
32nd Annual Symposium
March 13-15, 2013
View video recordings of this year’s keynote presentations here.
View photo gallery of the symposium here.
2013 Symposium Overview
The 32nd Annual Gender Studies Symposium will bring together pressing issues of gender and religion: from recent evangelical Christian politics attacking reproductive health, to theological questions about women in ancient texts, to ongoing controversies over institutional hierarchy and authority. Join with scholars, students, community organizers, and religious leaders in exploring national and global gender issues related to faith, practice, and spirituality.
The symposium also includes a student-curated art exhibition featuring work by artists from our campus and the Portland community.
About the Symposium
For nearly 30 years, one of the highlights of the spring semester has been the annual Gender Studies Symposium. Organized by a committee of students, with support from faculty and staff, the Gender Studies Symposium brings together representatives from academia, activism, and the arts for three days of workshops, roundtable discussions, lectures, film screenings, readings, performances, academic panels, and other intellectual and creative explorations of local, national and global gender issues.
Over the years the Gender Studies Symposium has attracted many distinguished speakers. To name just a few, we have heard from authors Sherman Alexie and Dorothy Allison, artists Mary Ellen Mark and the Guerrilla Girls, poets Nikki Giovanni and Andrea Gibson, scholars Anne Fausto-Sterling and Michael Kimmel, and activists Leslie Feinberg and Angela Davis. For the complete list, take a look at the archive of past programs.
The Gender Studies Program is located in Miller Center for the Humanities.
Director Deborah Heath
Symposium Director Kimberly Brodkin
Administrative Coordinator Nancy J. Hugg
Gender Studies Program
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 63
Portland, Oregon 97219