Mahle Lecture featuring Dr. Melanie L. Harris
Dr. Melanie L. Harris will give the keynote lecture for this year's Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought. Dr. Harris's lecture will be based on her book "Ecowomanism, African American Women, and Earth Honoring Faiths" (Orbis Books, 2017).
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Dr. Melanie L. Harris is Founding Director of African American and Africana Studies and Full Professor of Religion and Ethics at TCU. She also serves as an ACE (American Council of Education) Fellow at the University of Denver. A graduate of the Harvard Leadership Program, her research focuses on ethical leadership, equity, and access in higher education and womanist ethics and the environment. She is the author of many scholarly articles and books including "Gifts of Virtue: Alice Walker and Womanist Ethics (Palgrave)," "Ecowomanism: Earth Honoring Faiths (Orbis)," "Ecowomanism, Religion and Ecology" (Brill) and co-editor of "Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation with Kate M. Ott" (Palgrave).
Dr. Harris is a former broadcast journalist who worked as a news producer for ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates and has served as an educational consultant with the Ford Foundation, the Forum for Theological Exploration, and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Lilly Endowment Inc. She is on the executive board of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and has served on the Board of Directors of KERA-TV/Radio, the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics. Dr. Harris has been awarded several prestigious awards and academic fellowships including the AddRan College of Liberal Arts Administration Fellowship and GreenFaith Fellowship. Dr. Harris earned her PhD and M.A. degrees from Union Theological Seminary in The City of New York, an M. Div. from Iliff School of Theology and a B.A. from Spelman College.
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