"The Male Body in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Theology" invites us into a rich cultural world, usually envisioned as the temple of the intellect, and reveals how it actually places the gendered body at center stage. With the sympathy of a former practitioner and the insight of a theologian, Yakir Englander grapples with the challenges of sexuality to a life of piety.... Read more about Video: The Male Body in Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Theology
One returning scholar and five new Research Associates will join the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at HDS to work on book-length projects during the 2022–23 academic year. By bringing together scholars from different disciplines and research areas, commonalities in religion and gender emerge.... Read more about WSRP Announces 2022–23 Research Associates
Heather White is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender and Queer Studies at HDS and a WSRP Research Associate for 2021–22. Heather teaches in religious studies and in gender, queer and feminist studies, and is the author of Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Bethany Moreton and Gillian Frank) of Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).... Read more about Research Associate Heather White on 'Hosting the Counterculture'