Graduate Theological Union
Womanist Biblical Interpretation as a Tool for a Liberative Ethic
February 17, 2017 - 1-2pm GTU Student Lounge (Le Conte Building)
Bring your lunch for an informal presentation and conversation hosted by Women’s Studies in Religion.
Rev. Yolanda M. Norton is a Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel and Theology and Practice Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Her current research interests include womanist interpretation, narrative and literary criticism, and the Persian period. In particular, her work focuses on the books of Genesis and Ruth, and how each text treats foreign women, and considers the ways in which insider-outsider paradigms in Scripture influence constructions of identity and facilitate the vilification and/or oppression of women of color who encounter the biblical canon in the modern world. Professor Norton has published chapters in I Found God in Me: Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader and Global Perspectives in the Old Testament. She also has articles included in a new publication in Liturgical Press’ new feminist commentary on the Psalms. She holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University.