Black Women’s Knowledge Production

When we speak about Black women's religious epistemologies, doctoral and master's level students frequently ask me about the canon. What should they do about it? Should they ignore it, or should they embrace it? Perhaps we should expand it. There are many reasons that we add to the existing canon of religious scholarship. One of … Continue reading Black Women’s Knowledge Production

Black Women Navigating Academia

If you have ever wondered about the challenges of Academia and the potential toll on your mental health, this brief blog and the following podcast is for you. Why are so many Black women in academic institutions enduring burn out and discouragement? Why are so many severely undervalued? For those in Religious Academia, is the … Continue reading Black Women Navigating Academia

Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) February Newsletter

Microsoft Stock Image Jan 21st – Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs (mentorship call for papers) February – 2nd – Black Women Navigating Academia (podcast) on Therapy for Black Girls 3rd – Black Women’s Knowledge Production (podcast) on Cite Black Women 4th – Six Black Women at the Center of Gravity in Theological Education 6th – What … Continue reading Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) February Newsletter

“She Is in Bitter Distress”: A Womanist Ethic of Advocacy

M2M is reposting this article regarding a "womanist ethic of advocacy." It seems a particularly fitting article which we hope you will re-read and share. Within Religious Academia, we are often called upon, as mid career and senior level academics, to advocate for our students and colleagues. In the UK, the PhD is conferred after … Continue reading “She Is in Bitter Distress”: A Womanist Ethic of Advocacy

Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

This was first printed on Oct. 24, 2022.  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 … Continue reading Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

Sistah Shout-Out to Dr. Claudine Gay, Harvard University

While not a religious studies scholar, African descended women should be encouraged by all women who are able to break the glass ceiling of achievements - in all disciplines. We are celebrating another "first." Dr. Claudine Gay was recently appointed the first Black president of Harvard University. Please read below, like and share this historic … Continue reading Sistah Shout-Out to Dr. Claudine Gay, Harvard University