integration.   FORWARDING WHOLENESS AS A VALUE, INTEGRATING THE SEXUAL SELF.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Co-authored with Benae Beamon, “From James Booker to Big Freedia and Back Again: Black Queer Expression, Agency and Potentiality” in Queering the Deep South, ed. Kamden Strunk, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc., (forthcoming 2019).

“Facing Triple Evils at the Intersections: Countering Racism, Heterosexism, and Sexism as a Black Queer Woman in the United Methodist Church” in Those Strangely Warmed Hearts, ed. Karen Oliveto, Nashville: Abingdon Press, (2018).

Book review, Rebecca Moore, “Women in Christian Traditions,” Homiletic (Online) 40, no 1 (2015) 90-91.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Fellow, The Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice, Columbia University, 2017-Present.

Research Assistant to Professor of Ethics and African American Studies, Dr. Traci C. West, Drew University, 2013-2015.

(Archival) Research Assistant to Professor of Religion, Dr. Rosetta Ross, Spelman College, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2012- 2013.

Research Assistant to Professor of Theology, Dr. Jacquelyn Grant, Office of Black Women in Church & Society, Interdenominational Theological Center, 2012- 2013.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

“Decolonizing the Icon: Román’s Queer Icons and the Deconstruction of Iconoclasm,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Brunswick, New Jersey, March 2018.

“Practice Spirit, Do Justice ‘Ted Talks’: LGBTQ Scholar-Activists Lead Community Conversations,” Creating Change Conference, National LGBTQ Task Force, Washington, DC, January 2018.

“‘What if I Am a Woman?’: Queering Gender in the Political Speech of Maria W. Stewart,” American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Texas, November 2016.

“Liberative Ethics at ‘the Pier:’ Environmental Transphobia and the Christopher Street Pier, New York City,” American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2015.

“Seeking Welcome, Extending Welcome: Exploring the Struggle for LGBT Inclusion within the United Methodist Church,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 1, 2014.

“Rethinking Redemptive Suffering from a Womanist Ethical Lens,” respondent to James H. Cone, Lecture on The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 20, 2013.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Instructor, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY |  Ethics and Morality, Spring 2017

Teaching Assistant, Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ|  Church History II, Spring 2016  Cross Cultural Immersion: Jamaica, Fall 2015-Jan 2016  |  Introduction to Christian Ethics, Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, Drew University, Madison, NJ|  African-American History: Struggle for Equality, 1860 to the Present, Spring 2015

WORKSHOPS

Que(e)rying Christian Faith and Theology, Lead Facilitator, The LGBT Center, New York, NY, Spring 2017.

Transcending Gender and Sexuality, Co-faciliator, Church of the Village, New York, NY, Fall 2016.

LECTURES

“Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community,” Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, May 2016.

“Intersectionality: Countering Erasure and Fragmentation,” Methodist in New Directions Spring Meeting, White Plains, NY, May 2015.

“Augustine of Hippo and the City of God,” Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, February 2015.