Commentary on: Thousand Suns

By Lily Grainger Cristiano Cardone’s investigation into the presence of Isiac cults in Naples, the historic context of these cults and the understanding of these cults through an esoteric and gender lens produces an original and fruitful piece of research into a pervasive element of culture that appears to have been largely disregarded amongst critical circles.  … Continue reading Commentary on: Thousand Suns

Religion and gender: Agency within the muddle of believers’ lives

Commentary on “You’re either a ho or an innocent little baby” by Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg Just a week ago, the question of the agency of Pentecostal women in Africa arose in my seminar. We were discussing the words from a speech given by a very popular female pastor who described that rather than … Continue reading Religion and gender: Agency within the muddle of believers’ lives

Commentary on: Medical Imagination

Commentary by Lucy Threadgold The article is a piece of new transnational research that brings together histories of colonial legacies in India, gender norms and sexuality, and experiments in psychiatry. This essay is successful in tying these complex topics together to create a cohesive argument and clear writing skills that cover a sizeable time period.  … Continue reading Commentary on: Medical Imagination

Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience

by Judith Bachmann, University of Heidelberg Last semester, I finally dared to teach “gender and religion” in a course introducing students to the study of religion and intercultural theology. While not the lowest I had ever seen, attendance was quite low, but I was okay with that. I had just overcome a semester teaching a … Continue reading Teaching Gender and Religion: Some Reflections from Experience

Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity

By Leandro Wallace  I  Women have been part of history since the beginning. That is as true a statement, as there can be. However, what we would consider the academic recollection of history has had a different approach. In this piece, I will do a quick summary of what has been the development of the … Continue reading Do all roads lead to Rome? The nuances of studying gender in Antiquity

Academia and Gender: The Hidden Inequalities

Nafisa Insan, PhD student, Newcastle University, Population Health Sciences Institute As a public health student, gender studies for me involves researching gender inequalities in health. Life expectancy, disease and mortality rates are often at the forefront of gender data. Although important statistics, gender inequalities are in fact woven into every single aspect our lives which … Continue reading Academia and Gender: The Hidden Inequalities