2019 Coolidge Scholars
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
Position: Associate professor of religious studies, Austin College (TX).
Proposal: Reproductive Justice as Moral Norm for Economic Ethics
Position: Executive Director, Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Proposal: The Gospel ‘Good News’ of Abortion: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Reproductive Justice
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
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