Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas - April 21, 2016
"Between the World and You: Generational Angst and the Persistence of America's Sins"
Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Book signing and reception, 8:30 p.m.
*Hayden Auditorium in Bates Hall at Hiram College
11715 Garfield Road
Hiram, Ohio 44234
*Please note this is a new location. The event is no longer being held in the Kennedy Center.
We will be reading “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” to prepare for the lecture.
About the Speaker
Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Ph.D. is associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Science and executive director of the Society of Christian Ehtics (SCE) and the Black Religious Scholars Group (BRSG) and serves as co-founder of the Society for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (SRER). She has authored several books including “Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society,” “Black Church Studies: An Introduction” and “Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics.”
Floyd-Thomas’ research and teaching interests include ethics, feminist studies, black church studies, critical race theory and more. Her work in Christian social ethics has a threefold focus — race, gender and class — and she is equally interested in the challenges of religious pluralism, social justice and the political world. She considers the work of religious discourse and Christian faith to be inseparable from thinking about how to construct a justice-seeking community.