“A Century of Struggle: The Battle for Women’s Rights in American Religion and Politics” Virtual Lecture
Occurred Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 4:30pm
Speaker: R. Marie Griffith, director of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis
R. Marie Griffith, the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the editor of the Center’s journal, Religion & Politics.
Professor Griffith obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in Political and Social Thought and her Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University. Before moving to Washington University in 2011, she served as professor of religion and director of the women and gender studies program at Princeton University and later as the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at Harvard. She is the author or editor of six books, including God’s Daughters: Evangelical Women and the Power of Submission (1997), Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (2004), and Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics (2017).
Griffith’s research focuses on current issues pertaining to religion and politics, including the changing profile of American evangelicals and ongoing conflicts over gender, sexuality, and marriage. This virtual lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Religion and Philosophy AND Women’s and Gender Studies.