Vanderbilt University faculty member Stacey Floyd-Thomas will deliver two Williams Institute lectures on womanist social ethics at Delaware’s Methodist Theological School in Ohio this week.
She will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike.
In addition, she will lead a community conversation in the Alford Centrum at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The events are free to the public. No registration is required.
The Tuesday lecture is titled “Seen but not Heard: Living at the Intersections of the Color Line, Culture Wars and Complex Subjectivity.” The Wednesday lecture is “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Growing Edge of Womanist Ethics.”
Floyd-Thomas is associate professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. She is executive director of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Black Religious Scholars Group and is co-founder of the Society for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Religion.
Floyd-Thomas is the author or co-author of six books, including “Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics.” She is a recipient of the Texas Christian University Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar and the American Academy of Religion Excellence in Teaching Award.
She holds a doctorate and master of arts degree from Temple University, a master of theological studies from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.
MTSO’s Williams Institute was begun in 1981 to honor the late Ronald L. Williams, professor of theology from 1971 until his death in 1981. The institute has featured speakers from many backgrounds, including theologians, ethicists, poets, biblical scholars, historians, pastoral psychologists and Christian educators.