New Books in Queer and Trans Religion

Publishing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AAR’s LGBTIQ Status Committee is hosting a webinar featuring several scholars of LGBTIQ religion with recent publications. These scholars will give insight into their recent publications and participate in discussion with fellow panelists as well as attendees about a variety of topics related to surviving academia as LGBTIQ scholars, and/or those who work on LGBTIQ religion, under the exceptional difficulties of the last year.

Webinar Presenters

| Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of five books, the latest of which is entitled, German, Jew, Muslim, Gay: The Life and Times of Hugo Marcus (Columbia, 2020).

Jarel Robinson-Brown | The Vice-Chair of OneBodyOneFaith a global Christian organization empowering LGBT+ Christians. He served most recently as Associate Chaplain of King's College London and is currently researching Early Christian History in North Africa. 

| Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, where he teaches courses on Jewish gender and sexuality, popular culture, and Holocaust studies. He is the author of Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context (Stanford University Press, 2020), and his research focuses on queer Jewish childhoods, intergenerational trauma and memory, and gendered performances in the arts.

 | Professor of Religion and African Studies at the University of Leeds (UK), where he also serves as director of the Centre for Religion and Public Life. His research focuses on Christianity, gender, and sexuality in contemporary Africa. 

 | Professor and Holstein Family and Community Chair of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside, and specializes in the study of gender, sexuality, and religion in the Global North/Global West. Dr. Wilcox’s current research is on spirituality in leather and BDSM communities. 


Dr. Amanullah De Sondy |  Chair of the Study of Religions Department, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam and Chair of Race Equality at University College Cork (UCC).  Aman is a regular media commentator and has been broadcasting BBC Radio Scotland’s "Thought for the Day" for over 15 years.