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Intersections of Politics, Religion and Sexuality: Lessons from American Po...
Wed 19 October 2016, 16:30 – 18:00 BST
This is a Public Lecture by Professor Angelia Wilson, University of Manchester, UK
The lecture is part of the 2016 Series of Public Lectures on ‘Intersectionality, space and conflict: transforming identities and gendered group boundaries’, organised by Dr Ulrike M Vieten, Queen's Research Fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University Belfast.
For at least the last sixty years, religion and sexuality has provided a strong undercurrent in the American political agenda. This lecture focuses on the political strategies of the US Christian Right from the building of the most powerful political movement in contemporary history to the impressive machinery of constituent education. My research draws upon participant observation of CR political events, discourse analysis of constituent emails from leading organisations and elite interviews. My analysis demonstrates how employing an intersectional lens captures the nuance of the political identity of the Christian Right and their continued access to power.