Assistant Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University.
Dr. Talbert completed his PhD at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with disciplinary emphases on Theology and African American Studies. At Union, Talbert was one of the last PhD students of the father of Black theology, James H. Cone. His dissertation, entitled, “Playing in a Strange Land: A Revolutionary Theology of Play” examines the emergence of modern racism as a re-creation of human bodies and relations constructed through the entanglement of play, sport, and theology. Talbert chairs the Black Theology Unit for the Mid-Atlantic American Academy of Religion Region. He served as the graduate assistant of the Society of Study of Black Religion and as the chair for Early Career Scholars section of the Christian Scholars' Conference. Currently, Stanley serves as a core member of the Clergy for Black Lives in Los Angeles.
Andrea C. White
Associate Professor of Theology & Culture, Union Theological Seminary
Dr. White has served as Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and co-chair of the Black Theology Unit for the American Academy of Religion. She serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and the Wabash Center Journal on Teaching. Her research specializes in womanist theology and critical theory, philosophy of religion and phenomenology.
Associate Professor of Theology, Xavier University
Dr. Clark is committed to the idea that theological education in the twenty first century must function as a counter-story. His courses on Black Theology, Jesus and Power, Faith and Justice and Religion and Hip Hop contribute to the Jesuit practice of educating students in the service of faith and the promotion of justice. He served as past co-chair of the Black Theology Unit of the American Academy of Religion. He actively publishes in the area of black theology and black religion and participates in social justice groups at Xavier and in the Cincinnati area.
Associate Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Dr. Sorett directs the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice. As an interdisciplinary scholar of religion and race in the Americas, Dr. Sorett employs primarily historical and literary approaches to the study of religion in black communities and cultures in the United States.