Bitter the Chastening Rod follows in the footsteps of the first collection of African American biblical interpretation, Stony the Road We Trod (1991). Nineteen Africana biblical scholars contribute cutting-edge essays reading Jesus, criminalization, the enslaved, and whitened interpretations of the enslaved.
“Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body” – bell hooks
We recently had a conversation with various dialogue partners about citational politics. We noted that many of us were not only trained to privilege the knowledge production of "acceptable" White men, we were also consistently told that other academics were "not rigorous" enough without any evidence of this claim.
Mitzi J. Smith, PhD., to Present March 23 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Candler’s Black Church Studies Program will welcome Mitzi J. Smith, J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, as distinguished guest speaker for the 2023 Anna Julia Cooper Lecture on March 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Misgynoir to Mishpat (M2M) – March 2023 Newsletter
March 14th – Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs (mentorship call for papers) This brief newsletter functions to introduce our output this month at the Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network (M2M). First, we are delighted to announce that our Research Day is now rescheduled for Tuesday, March 14th, 6-7:30 pm, British Standard Time! We will post the link by … Continue reading Misgynoir to Mishpat (M2M) – March 2023 Newsletter
Weathering Black Women in 2023
"Why are so many Black women academics losing their back teeth?" asked a Twitter writer. That is a startling thought! Yet, if you are one of those accomplished women, this knowledge might actually be comforting. Somehow, you might feel you are a failure because something you used to take for granted, your smile, is no … Continue reading Weathering Black Women in 2023
Words of Wisdom – Is This America?
Freedom Summer, Fannie Lou Hamer African American women have always endured existence from the margins. Harriet Tubman used stealth, cunning and faith to overcome many obstacles including wading through snake infected waters, repeatedly as she determined her own freedom could not be fully realized until she lead others to freedom. In our contemporary context, Stacey … Continue reading Words of Wisdom – Is This America?
Mitzi J. Smith, PhD on Writing and Publishing
Please see the following interview of the phenomenal Prof. Mitzi J. Smith as she shares her insights on publishing. Primarily, academics are assessed based on their: teaching, writing and research, and their grant capture. Many people are "stuck" regarding their publishing. In the UK, there is a system (REF) which frustrates the goals of secure … Continue reading Mitzi J. Smith, PhD on Writing and Publishing
Sistah Shout-Out to Dr. Richelle White
The Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network is pleased to 'shout out' Dr. Richelle White and her recent grant on Black women's storytelling. She is a powerful womanist scholar and great human being. Please read, share and click "love" for her story. https://www.kuyper.edu/dr-white-earns-grant-for-project-on-black-womens-storytelling/
Unbanned Books – from the African American Policy Forum
Black Liberation Theologians, Ethicists, and Religion scholars often explore the intersection of race, class and gender. Because our work deals with this matrix of varied identities, the work upon which many of us relies for insight and methodology is under threat. Book banning is a very real and pressing issue. Please see the following event … Continue reading Unbanned Books – from the African American Policy Forum
Mentorship Opportunity – See below
The Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) Research Network has engaged with mentorship as a primary goal for the 2022-'23 academic year. Our theme this year is, "Power on the Margins: Open the Gates!" Please join us for our upcoming mentorship seminar on February 22, 2023. The Garden Initiative for Black Women's Religious Activism is pleased to … Continue reading Mentorship Opportunity – See below