2019 Coolidge Scholars

Sophie Bjork-James

Position: Assistant Professor of the Practice in Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

Proposal: Waiting: The Contested Meaning of Abortion Waiting Periods 

Toni M. Bond

 

Position: Director, Partnership for Abortion Provider Safety (NY). Co-founded Black Women for Reproductive Justice in 2011.

Proposal: Creating A Womanist Theo-Ethic of Reproductive Justice

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

Position: Associate Professor, Oberlin College, Gender and Religion. 

Proposal: The Unborn and the Afterlife: Prolife Misuses of Disputed Beliefs

Jeremy Posadas

Position: Associate professor of religious studies, Austin College (TX). 

Proposal: Reproductive Justice as Moral Norm for Economic Ethics

 Elaina Ramsey

Position: Executive Director, Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Proposal: The Gospel ‘Good News’ of Abortion: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Reproductive Justice

Michal Raucher

Position: Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies Department, Rutgers University Affiliate Faculty, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies 

Proposal: Pronatalism and Reproductive Justice in American Jewish Communities

Susanne Scholz

Position: OT Professor, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 

Proposal: The Sotah as a Case of Reproductive Justice: Reconsidering the Trial of the Suspected Adulteress in Numbers 5:11-31

Hannah Benedicta Taylor-Abdulai

Position: Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cape Coast

Proposal:  Abortion decision making in Africa from a religious and cultural stand point.

Charity L. Woods

Position: Co-founder and Managing Director, Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice (IVRJ)

Proposal: BLACK WOMEN’S RELIGIOUS AND FAITH PRACTICES ARE ROOTED IN REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES

Chelsea D. Yarborough

Position: Manager, Young Women of Color Programs | Advocates for Youth

Proposal: Stories from the Back Alley: On the Spirituality behind Self Managed Abortion