Eboni Marshall Turman

Eboni Marshall Turman is Assistant Professor of Theology & African American Religion at Yale Divinity School. A refreshing addition to our most pressing national discussions of race, faith, and gender, Eboni serves the American Academy of Religion as co-chair of the Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Group.  She also co-chairs the African/African American Working and Interest Groups of the Society of Christian Ethics.  She is one of Ebony Magazine’s Young Faith Leaders in the Black Community; included on the Network Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 List; and recently named as one of the “Top 5 Young Preachers in America” by ROHO.  Eboni is an ordained minister of the National Baptist Convention, USA,Inc. and served as Assistant Minister of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for ten years.  A former concert dancer, Eboni holds degrees from Fordham University (B.A.) and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (M.Div., M.Phil, Ph.D.).  She is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) in addition to several articles and book chapters.  She is currently working on her second book about practices of sexual-gender discrimination and the moral life of black churches.  She is the founder of WellsWomen, a society of women of African descent whose work in church and academy is informed by the movement for black lives and committed to the abolition of anti-black violence and black disenfranchisement in the US and throughout the diaspora.  Follow Eboni on Twitter @ebonithoughts.

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