January 25 WATERtalk with Heather White

WATERtalks: Feminist Conversations in Religion Series

“Queer Activism and the Christian Right:
The Surprising Story of their Shared History”


An hour-long teleconference with

Heather White

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1 PM – 2 PM ET


Heather White is Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Queer studies at the University of Puget Sound. She received her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and PhD from Princeton University. Dr. White is a specialist in American Religions with a research focus on sexuality, gender, and twentieth century social movements.

Her first book, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights has been featured in Huffington Post, Religion and Politics, the L.A. Review of Books, and Religion Dispatches, and it was listed in the top ten “best LGBT nonfiction of 2015” by the Bay Area Reporter. With a focus on Protestants, liberals, and mid-twentieth century gay activism, this book challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries and presents a new narrative about America’s religious and sexual past.

We will provide recommended readings for those who register for this talk.

Feel free to email waterstaff@hers.com if you have any trouble registering or need more information. Thank you!