Stacey Floyd-Thomas

Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School


Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas is Associate Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences and Executive Director of both the Society of Christian Ethics (SCE) and the nationally-acclaimed Black Religious Scholars Group (BRSG) and serves as co-founder of the Society for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (SRER). Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of ethics, feminist/womanist studies, Black Church studies, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, and postcolonial studies with an overall approach to the study of Christian social ethics that engages broad questions of moral agency, cultural memory, ethical responsibility and social justice. Her work in Christian social ethics has a threefold focus—race, gender, and class. She has written or edited books that include Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of American Culture; Beyond the Pale: Reading Ethics from the Margins; Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society; and she is currently working on a book project called Making It Plain: Approaches to African American Christian Social Ethics.