The 26th Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace


Location: Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies (View on map )

Westtraci 2022

The Kroc Institute has selected Traci C. West as the featured speaker for the 26th Annual Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion, and Peace.

A scholar-activist serving as James W. Pearsall Professor of Christian Social Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School (NJ), Dr. West’s teaching, research, and activism focus on gender, racial, and sexuality justice, particularly related to gender violence.

In addition to many articles and book chapters, she is the author of Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence (NYU Press, 2019), Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2006), and Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics (NYU Press, 1999).

She has also been appointed in the Professor Extraordinarius program of the Institute for Gender Studies in the College of Human Sciences University of South Africa.

Lunch and conversation will follow this lecture in C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies. More information will be announced soon.

The Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion, and Peace, which began in 1999, were established through a gift to the Kroc Institute from Mrs. Anne Marie Yoder and her family. Each year, the Kroc Institute invites a leading thinker, writer, scholar, and/or peace advocate to deliver a lecture related to nonviolence, religion, and peace. Following the lecture, audience members join in informal dialogue and discussion with the speaker and with each other.

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