When Will the UK Get Serious About Racial Justice?

What does accountability look like within the United Kingdom and why should it matter to scholars in the Religious Academy? Recently, the BBC posted a story about slavery in the US. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63578133.amp?s=03  While the story identified parts of the US which refused to abolish slavery, it failed to identify the issues regarding the TransAtlantic Slave … Continue reading When Will the UK Get Serious About Racial Justice?

Who Will Speak for the Voiceless? (Prv. 31:8-9 )

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (NIV) Ethics is the “sister discipline” for Theology. That is important for us to remember when there is a religious or even theological “push-back” to … Continue reading Who Will Speak for the Voiceless? (Prv. 31:8-9 )

Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Episode 12

"Black Women Professors in Theological Education" Please join us in listening to Episode 12 of Beyond the Womanist Classroom with the insightful scholar, Prof. Mitzi Smith. This episode allows you to learn from three amazing Black women scholars in theological education: Dr. Marcia Riggs (womanist ethicist), Dr. Lisa Weaver (womanist scholar of liturgy) and Dr. … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Episode 12

Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2022)

We share this job posting for those whose work intersects with African American History. Job Ad–Armstead Robinson Endowed Professorship in 19th century African American History The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Armstead Robinson Professor of 19th century African American History, to … Continue reading Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, University of Virginia (Deadline: December 1, 2022)

DePaul University – December 12, 2022 deadline

Job Ad–Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track in Black Environmental Studies For those whose work intersects with African American Studies, please see the job position below. DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Black environmental studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Autumn 2023. This position is housed in the Department of African and … Continue reading DePaul University – December 12, 2022 deadline

University of Chicago, Deadline: January 2, 2023

Please share with those whose interdisciplinary research intersects with History. Job Ad–Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History The Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Earl S. Johnson Instructor in History in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (https://mapss.uchicago.edu). This is a full-time teaching … Continue reading University of Chicago, Deadline: January 2, 2023

Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

Read more about the fabulous Prof. Renita Weems here!

Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems is a scholar, public intellectual, ordained Methodist minister, and a trailblazer in the field of womanist Biblical interpretation. She formerly taught at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and Spelman College (Atlanta, GA). She served as Visiting Distinguished Professor at Howard University Divinity School (DC) and The Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, GA). Dr. Weems has numerous scholarly books and articles to her credit and has written considerably on the intersections of the lived realities of Black men and women readers and the world making of Biblical texts.

Tell us a little about your research journey—how did you get to where you are now?

My research journey would not be possible were it not for an alchemy of social, political, and intellectual events happening in the 1970s and 1980s that made it possible for me as a young Black woman to imagine that a vocation involving research and…

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