“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 )
Interview with Dr. CL Nash of Misogynoir to Mishpat In this Episode of Beyond the Womanist Classroom, podcast host Dr. Mitzi Smith interviews our very own, Dr. CL Nash, about her womanist work in the United Kingdom. They talk about the Misogynoir to Mishpat community as it is devoted to the work of Black women … Continue reading Beyond the Womanist Classroom, Episode 13
"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
"Plenty Good Room with Dr. Marcia Riggs" Please join us in listening to Episode 11 of Beyond the Womanist Classroom with the phenomenal Prof. Mitzi Smith. This episode has been dubbed, "fire" as she speaks with non other than the amazing Prof. Marcia Riggs. You don't want to miss it. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5sHFlZVMZJ9SLUweA3GF93
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)
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
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
Read more about the fabulous Prof. Renita Weems here!
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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This is a very thoughtful article and a great read!
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Thewhite gazeis a term popularized by critically acclaimed writer Toni Morrison. When describing how it operates, Morrisonsaidthat it’s this idea that “[Black] lives have no meaning and no depth without the white gaze.” In the simplest terms, the white gaze can beconceptualizedas the assumed white reader. When writers craft stories, the assumed white (and often cisgender, heterosexual, male) audience that they are writing for and to is the white gaze in action. The white gaze can be expanded to mean the ways in which whiteness dominates how we think and operate within society. Being encouraged to adhere to white-centered norms and standards is one of the ways that the white gaze operates. To create a world, and more specifically a workplace, that is built on equity, understanding the ways…
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION Janice Gassam Asare Senior Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2021/12/28/understanding-the-white-gaze-and-how-it-impacts-your-workplace/?sh=6f6f27f4cd66 Dec 28, 2021, 07:39pm EST The white gaze is a term popularized by critically acclaimed writer Toni Morrison. When describing how it operates, Morrison said that it’s this idea that “[Black] lives have no meaning and no depth without the white gaze.” In the simplest terms, the white gaze … Continue reading Understanding The White Gaze And How It Impacts Your Workplace