Undisciplined Normativities: UCR’s Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion Research Group

Undisciplined Normativities is an interdisciplinary collective of faculty, occasional postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing queer and/or transgender studies in connection with the study of religion, broadly construed. We meet once a month during the academic year to discuss topics of shared interest. Faculty members in the research group also select each year’s Holstein Fellows, and some serve as mentors for the fellows as well. Membership in the research group is open to all graduate students, postdocs, lecturers, and ladder-rank faculty at UCR, and we are also building a network of affiliated scholars in Southern California. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Melissa Wilcox at melissa.wilcox@ucr.edu.

Research Group members: Faculty

Crystal Mun-Hye Baik, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCR

        Jennifer Doyle, Professor of English, UCR

Sherine Hafez, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UCR

Tamara Ho, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UCR

Wesley Y. Leonard, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCR

Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History, UCR

Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCR

Melissa M. Wilcox, Professor and Holstein Family and Community Chair of Religious Studies, UCR

Research Group members: Graduate Students

Zanny Allport, Department of English, UCR

Alexandra Arend, Department of English, UCR

Aaron Brown, Department of English, UCR

Danielle Dempsey, Department of Religious Studies, UCR

Hannah Manshel, Department of English, UCR

Bárbara Rodriguez Navaza, Department of Anthropology, UCR

Kathryn Phillips, Department of Religious Studies, UCR