Emilie Townes: Silence, Storytelling, and Womanist Thought (Part One)
November 10, 2020
Part one of a two-part interview with Womanist theologian Emilie M. Townes.
Today on Encountering Silence we present part one of our two-part interview with womanist theologian Dean Emilie M. Townes.
Dr. Emilie M. Townes, an American Baptist clergywoman, is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Religion in Society and Personality from Northwestern University. Dr. Townes is the Dean and Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, becoming the first African American to serve as Dean of the Divinity School in 2013.
She is the former Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale University Divinity School and in the fall of 2005, she was the first African American woman elected to the presidential line of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and served as president in 2008. She was the first African American and first woman to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Yale Divinity School. She is the former Carolyn Williams Beaird Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Social Ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology.[caption id="attachment_2324" align="aligncenter" width="2560"]
The Encountering Silence team in conversation with Dean Emilie M. Townes.[/caption]
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Episode 119: Silence, Storytelling, and Womanist Thought: A Conversation with Dr. Emilie M. Townes (Part One) Hosted by: Cassidy Hall With: Carl McColman, Kevin Johnson Guest: Emilie M. Townes Date Recorded: November 9, 2020