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Middle Passage Coversations, On Black Religion in the African Diaspora

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AT YALE UNIVERSITY

April 3 - 5, 2008

Conference Participants

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Elizabeth Alexander
Professor of African American Studies and English
Yale University

Dwight Andrews
Associate Professor of Music Theory and African American Music
Emory University
Senior Minister, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA

La Marr J. Bruce
Doctoral Student, African American Studies and American Studies
Yale University

Theodore Burgh
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Anthropology
University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Mellonee Burnim
Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Indiana University

Katie Geneva Cannon
Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education

Kamari Maxine Clarke
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Yale University

Kathleen Neal Cleaver
Senior Research Scholar in Law
Senior Lecturer in African American Studies
Yale University

Harlon Dalton
Professor of Law
Adjunct Professor, Divinity School
Yale University

Kelly Brown Douglas
Elizabeth Connolly Todd Distinguished Professor of Religion
Goucher College

Stephen C. Finley
Doctoral Student, African American Religion, Black Religion and the Body
Rice University

Nikky Finney
Professor of Creative Writing
University of Kentucky

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Colby College

Eddie Glaude, Jr.
Associate Professor of Religion
Princeton University

Evelyn Harris
Singer, Teacher, Choir Director

Keri Day Harrison
Doctoral Student, Ethics
Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Holloway
Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies
Yale University

Vilson Caetano de Sousa Júnior
Director
Center for the Study of Indigenous and African Peoples
Universidade do Estado da Bahia

William B. McClain
Mary Elizabeth McGehee Joyce Professor of Preaching
Wesley Theological Seminary

Albert G. Miller
Associate Professor of Religion
Oberlin College

William H. Myers
Professor of New Testament and Black Church Studies
Ashland Theological Seminary

Peter T. Nash
Franklin I. & Irene Saemann Professor of World Communities
Professor of Religion & Liberal Studies
Wartburg College

Alondra Nelson
Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Yale University

Marilyn Nelson
Professor Emerita of Creative Writing
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Peter J. Paris
Elmer G. Homrighausen Professor of Christian Social Ethics
Princeton Theological Seminary

Yolanda Pierce
Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature
Princeton Theological Seminary

Albert J. Raboteau
Henry Putnam Professor of Religion
Princeton University

Anthony Reddie
Research Fellow and Consultant in Black Theological Studies
Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education
Birmingham, England

Marcia Y. Riggs
J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics
Columbia Theological Seminary

Josef Sorett
Doctoral Student, African American Religious Studies
Harvard University

Robert Burns Stepto
Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies
Yale University

Dianne M. Stewart
Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies
Emory University

Linda E. Thomas
Professor of Theology and Anthropology
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Anjulet Tucker
Doctoral Student, Sociology of Religion
Emory University

Michael Veal
Associate Professor of Music and Assistant Professor of African American Studies
Yale University

Renita J. Weems
Biblical Scholar/Author/Minister

Cornel West
Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion
Princeton University

Traci C. West
Associate Professor of Ethics and African American Studies
Drew Theological School

Dennis W. Wiley
Adjunct Professor of Theology
Howard Divinity School
Co-Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church, Washington, DC

 

PANEL MODERATORS

Hazel V. Carby
Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies
Yale University

M. Shawn Copeland
Associate Professor of Theology
Boston College

Dwight N. Hopkins
Professor of Theology
University of Chicago Divinity School

Joan M. Martin
William W. Rankin Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Episcopal Divinity School

Yolanda Y. Smith
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
Yale Divinity School

Andre C. Willis
Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
Yale Divinity School

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Emilie M. Townes, Conference Organizer
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology
Yale Divinity School

Siobhán E. Garrigan
Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies and Assistant Dean of Chapel
Yale Divinity School and the Institute for Sacred Music

L. Serene Jones
Titus Street Professor of Theology
Yale Divinity School

Yolanda Y. Smith
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
Yale Divinity School

Diana M. Swancutt
Associate Professor of New Testament
Yale Divinity School

Andre C. Willis
Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religion
Yale Divinity School

 

Updated April 10, 2008