An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Mary McClintock Fulkerson is Professor of Theology at Duke University Divinity School. Her first book, Changing the Subject: Women’s Discourses and Feminist Theology, examined the liberating practices of non-feminist church women and feminist academics through the lens of poststructuralism and Marxist/feminist literary criticism. Her book, Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church explores the practices of an interracial church (United Methodist) that includes people with disabilities. In contrast with theology’s typical focus on beliefs, this project offers a theory of practices and place that foregrounds the affective reactions and communications that shape all groups, particularly around perceptions of “otherness.” Her latest book, The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology co-edited with Sheila Briggs, is a collection of essays on feminist theology organized around the theme of globalization. Currently a member of the steering committee of the Duke Human Rights Center’s Pauli Murray Project, Fulkerson is involved in its mission to use the stories of an activist African American woman to raise local community consciousness around justice issues.
Mary McClintock Fulkerson