Educational Background

  • B.A., UNC-Asheville
  • M.Div and Th.M, Candler School of Theology at Emory University
  • Ph.D. Christian Ethics, Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion

Teaching and Research Interests

  • ethical issues of race, gender, and sexuality
  • how black queer communities possess, embody, and enact moral excellence

Current Projects

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)

Selected Publications


"'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.


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