Diana L. Hayes, Ph.D.

Biography: Diana Lynn Hayes is Emerita Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University. She holds the Juris Doctor (law), Doctor of Philosophy (Religious Studies), and Doctor of Sacred Theology degrees as well as 3 Honorary doctorates. Dr. Hayes has published over 75 articles and is the author/editor of 9 books, most recently No Crystal Stair: … Continue reading Diana L. Hayes, Ph.D.

Black Women’s History Series

University of North Carolina Press. https://hammerandhope.org/?s=03 Many womanist scholars seek to re-center the lives of African descended women in their work. This makes knowing the history very important. Please read this exciting post which invites you to consider working with the UNC Press (one of many outstanding university press publishers). This is an exciting opportunity … Continue reading Black Women’s History Series

Methodology: Toni Morrison’s “White Gaze”

https://youtu.be/oP_-m7V58_I Perhaps one of the best ways to understand the perniciousness and also the deadly power of the "White Gaze" is when we see it internalized. In The Bluest Eye, the point of the story was that there was a Black girl who saw herself as lacking beauty without a symbol of inherited Whiteness: blue eyes. So … Continue reading Methodology: Toni Morrison’s “White Gaze”

Research Day, “Power on the Margins: Open the Gates”

Please see the enclosed abstracts, bios, and links for our Research Day. The purpose of our gathering is to introduce and explore mentorship. Please join us on Nov. 15th, 4-5:30 pm, British Standard Time. Click to join via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/rvn-ofpq-xqr List of Abstracts Dr. Susan Kilonzo, Maseno University, Assoc. Prof Sociology of Religion “Reflective … Continue reading Research Day, “Power on the Margins: Open the Gates”

Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America

M2M would like to announce the Columbia University Institute for Research in African American Studies conversation with Saidiya Hartman on Monday, November 21, 2022, 6:30 pm, EST. Those of us whose scholarship focuses on African descended experiences as our context might find this particularly helpful. Those in New York are encouraged to make a reservation … Continue reading Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America

Mentoring Cafe, Self Inventory – Where Do You Stand?

Before securing a mentor, it’s helpful to take a self inventory. What is it that we most want and need? What are the strengths we have and what are the deficits we seek to overcome? In her book, Lead from the Outside, Stacey Abrams provides significant resources and insights for mentorship that we think you … Continue reading Mentoring Cafe, Self Inventory – Where Do You Stand?

Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

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). … Continue reading Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

M2M October Updates

Microsoft Stock Image We're pleased to announce our work is being followed by people in 53 countries! Please continue to spread the word - https://misogynoir2mishpat.com/ !  The Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) Research Network has been busy providing resources and support to amplify the voices of African descended women. As such, please note the upcoming essay, "Unlearning … Continue reading M2M October Updates