Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:00pm
Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center
In the United States, contemporary public conversations about trans people and their rights often proceed as if binary conceptions of gender have in all times and places been the norm. But there have been, and still are, religions that recognize three or more genders. The speakers will discuss examples from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Lucinda Ramberg is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. Her current book will build on some of the central concerns of her first book – the politics of sexuality, religiosity, and post-colonial governance.
Carol Anderson teaches at Kalamazoo College in the areas of South Asian religions with a focus on Buddhism. Her recent work examines the agency of women and nuns, the construction of sexuality and female bodies, and sex and gender change in the Pali canon and commentaries. She is currently serving as co-editor for the journal Buddhist-Christian Studies.