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

Presider, “Queer/ish (Religio-)Sexual Subjectivities” Panel, American Academy of Religion, Denver, Colorado, (forthcoming) November 2018.

“‘It Is Okay to Save Your Own Life’: Black Queer Femme Counterpublics and Spirituality,” Beyond Bold and Brave Black Lesbian Conference, Barnard College, New York, New York, July 2018.

“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

"Seeking Sexual Healing: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Our Stories for Our Liberation," Facilitator, SDA Kinship Kampmeeting, Baltimore, MD, July 2018.

“Healing the Disconnections: Home and Family in Our Natural and Constructed Environments,” Co-facilitator, American Ethical Union Annual Assembly, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 2018.

“Poly: A Storytelling, Truth-Telling, and Word-Working,” Co-facilitator, Queering Radical Pedagogies Black Lives Matter Pratt Conference, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, April 2018. 

"Sexuality, Gender, and Faith," Co-Facilitator, A New Thing, New York, NY, Spring 2018

"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

“Decolonized Eyes: Embodied Engagement with Experience,” Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society, Brooklyn, NY, (forthcoming) August 2018.

“Lost in Lust” (Panel), Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, June 2018.

“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.