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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