Thelathia "Nikki" Young
Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
103 Coleman Hall
(570) 577- 1928
Thelathia "Nikki" Young is assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Bucknell University. She holds a B.A. from UNC-Asheville, M.Div and Th.M from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion. Her research focuses on ethical issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and particularly emphasizes the ways that black queer communities possess, embody, and enact moral excellence. Dr. Nikki is currently working on her manuscript, Imagining New Relationships: Black Queers, Ethics, and Family.
- WMST 150 (Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies)
- MST 222 (Queer Studies)
- WMST/RELI 233 (Global Feminism and Religion)
- WMST/RELI 219 (Contemporary Religion: Race, Gender, Sexuality)
- WMST/RELI 248 (Women and Religions of the African Diaspora)
- WMST/RELI 239 (Queering (Christian) Theology)
"'Uses of the Erotic' for Teaching Queer Studies" Women's Studies Quarterly 40.3-4 (December 2012)
"Queering the Human Situation" Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 28.1 (Spring 2012)
"On Being a Scholar-Activist" Religious Studies News (May 2011)
"De-centering Religion as Queer Pedagogical Practice" Bulletin for the Study of Religion 39.4 (2010)
(with Robyn Henderson-Espinoza) "Women of Color Liberative Ethics" in Miguel de la Torre, ed. Ethics: A Liberative Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.