Queer & Transgender Studies in Religion Research Group

The Queer and Transgender Studies in Religion Research Group at UCR 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

Crystal Mun-Hye Baik, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

Sherine Hafez, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tamara Ho, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Wesley Y. Leonard, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History

Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies

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

Learn more at religiousstudies.ucr.edu

This project is funded by a Humanities Interdisciplinary Projects (HIP) Award. The Center’s annual HIP Awards support projects of varying format and focus in the humanities fields or cross-college collaborations with a humanities emphasis. The Center’s Advisory Committee seeks to fund interdisciplinary work across the academic community with potential appeal to a wider public audience. Examples of projects HIP awards may support include, but are not limited to, seed funding for larger grant proposals, cross-college and cross-school collaborations and workshops, conferences, symposia, and public lectures.