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Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Department of Religious Studies

Phone Number: 803-466-4669
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Ph. D., Northwestern University, 1998

Dr. Mitchem has a commitment to liberatory educational practice. She teaches contemporary theology and women's studies, emphasizing the experiences and perspectives of black women, both in the US and in the African Diaspora. Her current research focuses on the intersections of social class, gender constructions, racism, and religions.

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General Research Interests:

  • Contemporary religious thought, with emphasis on feminist and anthropological/ethnographic methodologies
  • Women in the African Diaspora.
  • Postcolonialism, class, and African American religious thought and experience