Religion, Youth and Sexuality: Stories from the United Kingdom & Canada
Monday 3 September 2012 - 3.30 to 5.30pm
Followed by Buffet Reception
School of Sociology & Social Policy, Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park - Room B63
The School of Sociology and Social Policy cordially invites you to this event organised for young people, academics and non-academic professionals. The event will present findings from two related research projects: the completed Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-Faith Exploration in the UK, and the ongoing Religion, Gender, Sexuality among Youth in Canada.
The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Please return all completed registration forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamela Dickey Young
Pamela is a Professor at Queen’s School of Religion, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Her research interests concern the intersections of religion, sex, gender and public policy. She is a member of a SSHRC-funded research team studying Religion and Diversity. Selected publications include: Religion, Sex and Politics: Christian Churches and Same-Sex Marriage in Canada. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, forthcoming September 2012; “It’s All About Sex: The Opposition of some Canadian Churches to Gay and Lesbian Marriages,” Faith Politics and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States, ed. David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011, 165-176; Women and Religious Traditions. 2nd edition. edited with Leona Anderson. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2010; “Taking Account of Religion in Canada: the Debates over Gay and Lesbian Marriage,” Studies in Religion /Sciences Religieuses 39/3 (2010): 333-361; and “Two by Two: Religion, Sexuality and Diversity in Canada,” in Religion and Diversity in Canada, ed. Lori Beaman and Peter Beyer. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.
Heather has a PhD in Religious Studies (2009), an M.A. in Religious Studies (2006), and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology (2004). She is Project Manager for The Religion and Diversity Project, a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa and teaches part-time at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Her research focuses the construction, management and regulation of religion, gender, sexuality and sexual orientation as identity categories in law, policy and public discourse. Publications include: “Connected Identities: Challenging Narrative Scripts About Identity Construction,” Sexual Diversity and Religious Diversity, edited by P. Dickey Young, T. Trothen and H. Shipley, UBC Press, under review; 2012. “One of these things is not like the other: Regulating Sexual Difference,” Reasonable Accommodation: Managing Religious Diversity, edited by L. Beaman, Vancouver: UBC Press, in press; “Fairies, Mermaids, Mothers and Princesses: Sexual Difference and Gender Roles in Peter Pan,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality 13(2): 1-15, in press and 2008. “Examining Sexual Diversity: Sexual Orientation and Marriage in Canadian Law” Journal of Religion and Culture 20: 95-116.
Sarah completed her doctorate at the University of Nottingham in 2009 and she has held research posts at both the University of Nottingham and Durham University. She is currently a lecturer in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University. Her research interests focus on the study of religion, gender, sexuality, embodiment, feminism, youth, parenthood, and clergy families. She was the Research Fellow on the Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-Faith Exploration project. She has published in Feminist Theology and Feminist Review and is currently co-authoring (with Prof. Andrew Yip) the book, Religious and Sexual Journeys: A Multi-Faith Exploration of Young Believers, due to be published with Ashgate in 2013.
Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip
Andrew is Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research interests include contemporary religious/spiritual identities, sexual identities, youth culture, ageing, and human rights. His writings have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Theology & Sexuality, Sociology, Sexualities, Sociological Research Online, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Social Compass and Contemporary Islam. He is also the author of Gay Male Christian Couples: Life Stories (1997); and co-author/co-editor of Lesbian and Gay Lives over 50 (2003), Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places (2010), Religion, Youth and Sexuality: A Multi-Faith Exploration (2011), Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life (2012), and The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality (2012).