The Light of Tyrrell: Economic Justice and Christian Interracialism in a Jim Crow Swamp (Yale Agrarian Studies)

Friday, November 1, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Alison Collis Greene (Emory University)

Alison Collis Greene is Associate Professor of American Religious History at the Emory University Candler School of Theology. She teaches United States religious history, with interests in American religions as they relate to politics, wealth and poverty, race and ethnicity, the environment, and the modern rural South. In addition to her role at Candler, Greene is an affiliated faculty member in the Department of History at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. She is author of No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta (Oxford, 2016), as well as a number of essays and articles on modern United States religious history in both scholarly and popular outlets. Greene is a 1996 alumna of YTI at Candler and serves on the YTI Advisory Board. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Southern Religion.

The Agrarian Studies Program presents a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

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