Welcome to the Emerging Queer API Religion Scholars (EQARS) website!
EQARS is a group of scholars, religious workers, and activists that began meeting regularly in February 2010 to discuss the emerging area of interest that is queer Asian Pacific Islander (API) religions, and to engage in a collaborative methodology to further each other’s scholarly, religious work and activism. We honor (1) the genealogical evolution of our scholarly work, (2) the developments of community-based and faith-based activism in recent years, and (3) the continued resistance to the silences as well as the "universal" narratives of gay liberation within the broader academy.
Coordinators of EQARS:
2010: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Leung
2011-2012: Dr. Michael Sepidoza Campos
2013-2014: Dr. Hugo Córdova Quero
2015: Rev. Joseph N. Goh
2016 - present: Dr. Michael Sepidoza Campos, Dr. Hugo Córdova Quero & Lai-shan Yip
For more information about us, please click on the links above.