Conference Host

Monica Coleman

DR. MONICA A. COLEMAN
Associate Professor of Constructive Theology
and African American Religions; Associate Professor of Religion (CGU)

Sabbatical Leave: 2009-2010 (Career Enhancement Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellowship and ATS/ Lily Research Grant)
Personal Web Site

Roundtable Discussion: Must I Be Womanist?
JFSR 22.1 (2006) 85-134

Monica A. Coleman is a philosophical theologian who works with a process metaphysic and the black and womanist theological traditions. Her research interests include process theology, new movements in black and womanist theologies, African traditional religions (Yoruba-based traditions in the Americas), mental health and theology and religious pluralism. Dr. Coleman teaches courses on Systematic Theology, Constructive Theology, African American Religions, Metaphor in/ and Theology, Black and Womanist Theologies, Whitehead’s Religious Relevance, and Sexual Violence & Faith Communities. Coleman is a co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, and co-chair of the Black Theology Group and a member of the steering committee of the Open and Relational Theologies Consultation for the American Academy of Religion. She also serves on the board of Civic Frame, a non-profit that uses art and intellectual work to encourage civic engagement about pressing social issues. An ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she is an active ecumenist, having served as a staff minister in AME churches, interdenominational churches, and on the USA Faith and Order Commission at the National Council of Churches.

EDUCATION

Cert., Religion, Gender and Sexuality, Vanderbilt University Divinity School A.B., Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges M.Div., Vanderbilt University Divinity School M.A., Claremont Graduate University Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University