chapter  10
Wrestling With the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths in Contemplative Activism
ByKERRI MESNER
Pages 22

Kerri: This chapter investigates how a theologically informed queer performative autoethnography explores the liminalities, ambiguities, challenges and gifts that arise in the intersections of multiple academic identities and disciplines. Through performative autoethnography, I explore aspects of queer sexual and gender identities, as well as lived experiences of homophobia and transphobia inherent to those identities. I also delve into the intersections (and sometimes collisions) of my ministerial, educational, and theological identities within the academy. This research is informed by scholarship in the areas of queer theory and queer theology, transgender and intersex theology, disability theory and theology, performative autoethnography, and theatre as social acupuncture.