As part of the 2020-21 WSRP Lecture Series, Georgette Ledgister (Agnes Scott College), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions, gave the lecture, “Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement.”
While most accounts of war treat women solely as victims of violence, Ledgister's study focuses on a woman who rose to the highest ranks of the Mai-Mai Rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a gender-defying engagement with ancestral power. (...
This conversation was presented on August 27, 2020, by the HDS Women’s Studies in Religion Program, which brings five scholars in gender from around the country each year to enrich the experience of HDS students. The research associates shared their thoughts on the ethical responsibility of scholars to be engaged in the study of gender.
Five new Research Associates will join the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at HDS to work on book-length projects during the 2020–21 academic year. By bringing together scholars from different disciplines and research areas, commonalities in religion and gender emerge.
On March 12, 2020, Monique Moultrie (Georgia State University), Visiting Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and African American Religions, gave the lecture, “Hidden Histories: Faith as a Site of Black Lesbian Activism."