Queer and Trans Religion, Devoted to Berlant
This forum reflects on the intellectual legacy of the late affect theorist Lauren Berlant, who passed away in 2021, for queer and trans studies in religion. Berlant once claimed they had nothing to say about religion – but our contributors disagree.
Partition and/as Political Theology: Art, Resistance, and Peacebuilding in India and Northern Ireland
The following is the first of a short series on partition and/as political theology, which will be published in the journal Political Theology in 2024.
Conversations in Medieval Christianity
Why is it interesting to put the word “political” next to the word “theology”? And what do early and medieval Christian authors like Meister Eckhart, John Cassian, and Thomas of Cantimpré have to do with either?
George Shulman’s Letters on Political Theology
This symposium celebrates George Shulman’s work on political theology by continuing the conversation that formally concluded when Shulman’s “Political Theology” seminar met for the last time in the spring of 2021.
The Roots and Ruptures of Contemporary Islamic Piety
We are pleased to welcome six contributors to discuss the state of many contemporary questions in Islamic studies.
Short Meditations on José Esteban Muñoz’s The Sense of Brown
PTN welcomes four short meditations on the José Esteban Muñoz’s posthumous book.
Church State Corporation
Church State Corporation is a powerful reminder that . . . rights [are] recognized on a whim rather than guaranteed by nature.
Law, Religion, and Paradoxes of Sovereignty
We are excited to bring Spencer Dew, Nicholas Shrubsole, and Méadhbh McIvor into conversation about the juridification of religion and the religification of law, about the network of relationships that are exposed to us when law and religion interact, about a shared skepticism toward religious identities, and more.
Islamophobia and Political Theology
This round robin symposium showcases the work of three emerging leaders in scholarly research on Islamophobia: a political theorist, an anthropologist, and a sociologist. They each share a commitment to challenge injustice through scholarship even as they differ in approach.