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Let me reintroduce our exciting speaker for Monday’s World Aids Day Talk: Sister Judy de Ryder, otherwise known as Dan Nield. Sr Judy is a member of the Manchester Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Indeed, it is almost time for her to enter into her final vows as her profession which is just days away, and is being proudly advertised on the Sisters’ website! Congratulations Sr Judy, and we’re delighted to have you with us.
When not undertaking her mission as a Sister, Judy can be found in the form of Dan Nield, a PhD student at the University of Chester. In Dan’s research he is conducting an autoethnographic exploration of his role as Sister Judy de Ryder under the supervision of Dr Dawn Llewellyn and Prof Emma Rees. He says, of his project, that he is exploring how manifesting as a drag nun affects his own theological and gendered positions as a gay Christian man and is on a mission to drag God out of the closet.
The World Aids Day Lecture will be held on 4 December, 14.00-16.00 in Lecture Theatre 8, Arts Tower. Do please come along to meet Sr Judy and Dan, and to hear their amazing and thought provoking paper – you can find the abstract here. Please book your tickets via Eventbrite.