On October 23-24, 2014, Columbia University’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies hosted a major conference, Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality? Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics.
Panel #1 - Religion, Media Markets & the Making of Black Sexualities
Panel #2 - Religious Narratives of Black Sexuality in the New World
Panel #3 - The Religious Aesthetic & Cultural Politics of Black Sexuality
Panel #4 - Public Discussion: The Sexual Politics of Black Sacred Music
Panel #5 - Keynote Conversation: "Queering Racial Justice"
Panel #6 - Captive Bodies: The Sexual Politics of Policing Blackness
"Representing Religion, Contesting Sexuality": A Screening of clips from five documentary films
Beyond the Burdens: Engendering the Sexual Futures of Black Religion -Closing Plenary
Josef Sorett, Assistant Professor of Religion and African-American Studies, Columbia University
Laura McTighe, PhD Candidate, Department of Religion, Columbia University