Religion and Science as a Critical Discourse | Rowman & Littlefield
Religion and Science as a Critical Discourse
Understanding religion and science as a critical discourse means building on theoretical issues and concerns to address social transformation, and issues of justice and global concerns. Contributions to this series will employ multiple perspectives upon the process of doing and thinking “science and religion” together, but ultimately see the relationship of religion and science as creating space for a kind of critical discourse. This might mean: exploring disagreements between two authoritative disciplines that challenge one another; incorporating critical theories and discourses (understood narrowly as the Frankfort School, and, more broadly as critical race theory and feminist, postcolonial and queer approaches within the social sciences, natural sciences, or humanities); or a focus on voices from outside the dominant discourse, which in the case of this series means people from outside of the western academy. In each case, the goal is to shake up assumptions, challenge givens, and open up space for new questions and new perspectives so we can think about pressing problems in a more productive and inclusive way.

To submit a proposal for this series, please use the below guidelines.

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In addition to the regular submission guidelines at Rowman and Littlefied (found here:, please write a brief, one-page cover letter that highlights the ways you think your contribution will add to the series.

In that cover letter, please pay attention specifically to how your addresses one or more of the following:
  • addresses issues of social transformation / justice and/or addresses issues of global concern;
  • engages in critical discourse (Frankfurt School, critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, affect theory, deconstruction, the new materialisms, etc.);
  • engages multiple perspectives;
  • and whether or not it takes into consideration voices from outside the western academy.
Though your project may not engage all of these points, it should engage at least some of them. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification.

Please submit your proposal and queries to the co-editors here:

Editor(s): Lisa Stenmark, San Jose State University,; and Whitney Bauman, Florida International University,
Advisory Board: Zainal Abidin Bagir, University of Gadjah Mada; Mary Jane Rubenstein, Wesleyan University; Carol Wayne White, Bucknell University; and Kirk Wegter-McNelly, Union College
Staff editorial contact: Trevor Crowell (