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The Dancing Mind/Queer Black Bodies

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 6:30pm

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry’s Ninth Annual Boswell Lecture
April 21, 2016   6:30pm Lecture | Reception to Follow

Pacific School of Religion, Chapel
1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 

A critique of hypersexualizing queer Black bodies and minds and argues for crafting moral thought that embraces our complex embodiment as gift and opens the door to a more just future for all.

 

 

The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education, is dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society. Townes’ broad areas of expertise include Christian ethics, cultural theory and studies, postmodernism and social postmodernism. She has been a pioneering scholar in womanist theology, a field of studies in which the historic and current insights of African American women are brought into critical engagement with the traditions of Christian theology. Townes has a strong interest in thinking critically about womanist perspectives on issues such as health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory. She is the author of the groundbreaking book Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006). For More Information Visit: www.clgs.org