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- About Me
I’m the Biggs Professor of the History of Christianity & United Methodist Studies Emerita at Phillips Theological Seminary. I retired in 2020. Among my courses were those on women’s issues in ministry and women’s history. I have written about Methodism in New Orleans in the late 19th, the 20th and the 21st centuries.
My Ph.D. is from Tulane and my M.Div. from SMU.
- Recent Publications
Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission (New York: United Methodist Women, 2019).
St. Mark’s and the Social Gospel: Methodist Women and Civil Rights in New Orleans, 1895-1965 (University of Tennessee Press, 2011, reissued in paperback 2014)
In Case of Katrina: Reinventing the Church in Post-Katrina New Orleans (Cascade, 2016).
“Writing Our Legacy,” Response, March-April 2019.
“Parenthetically Speaking: Methodist Women (In and) Out of Their Brackets.” Methodist History 55, nos. 1 & 2 (October 2016/January 2017), 19-31.
“The Ruth Carter Auxiliary: Women’s Support for Peoples Community Center in New Orleans.” Methodist History, 56, no. 4 (July 2018), 211-21.
“‘Yes, We Are Everywhere’: Thirty Years with the Women for Progressive Action, Lower Ninth Ward,” Methodist History 52, no. 1 (October 2013), 4-18.
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- 20th century
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- Religion, Women