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Rev. Traci C. West, Ph.D.


traci_westRev. Dr. Traci C. West is Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School in New Jersey where she teaches both seminary and PhD students. She is the author of Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter (Westminster/John Knox, 2006), Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics (New York University Press, 1999), and editor of Our Family Values: Religion and Same-sex Marriage (Praeger, 2006). She has published articles on clergy ethics, racism, sexual ethics, and other justice issues in church and society. She is an ordained minister in the United Methodist church who previously served in parish and campus ministry in the Hartford Connecticut area.

Visit Rev. West’s website.

Traci West featured in the segment of “Breaking Silences” on the role of religion in violence against black women.

Traci West at the May 2009 Human Rights Campaign press conference on Capital hill with Christian and Jewish clergy supporting the passage of the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal Hate Crimes bill.

To reach Dr. West via mail:

Prof. Traci West
Drew Theological School
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

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