Professor Maldonado-Estrada
MWF 11:55-1:10 OLDU 408

email: Office Phone: 269-337-7426
Office: Humphrey House Rm. 206

Monday: 1:30-3:30
Wednesday 1:30-3:30

Course Description
This course introduces students to the intersection of men and masculinities studies and religious studies. It provides a solid theoretical grounding in theories of masculinity and gender performativity from philosophical, sociological and historical lenses that students will be able to apply in this course and beyond. We then delve in to case studies to consider how masculinity is constructed and performed in religious communities, rituals, and practices. The course explores the ways masculinity and religion formed men’s experiences of war, imaginings of God, race, and family. It considers an array of religious communities/movements in 20th century and contemporary America, from the Muscular Christianity movement to Muslim masculinities to Pentecostal Latino masculinities, interrogating the ways religious beliefs and practices create and maintain gendered bodies.