Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Dean Davidson Speaks at SBL

Black Scholars Matter


Our own Steed Davidson is speaking as part of a panel discussing the Visions and Struggles working as Black scholars in the academy on Thursday, August 13

The symposium will be open to all, SBL members and colleagues in the wider guild, though a free registration is required. Please note that registration links are unique to each session. To attend both sessions, please be sure to register for each one separately. Anyone unable to attend the live session will be able to view the video, which will be available on this page shortly after the symposium. Registration is not required to view the videos after the live symposium.

Day 1, Wednesday, August 12 (morning session 10:00 am–12:00 pm EDT USA):

#BlackScholarsMatter: Visions and Struggles 

Panelists will discuss their experiences of and aspirations for teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy. 

Cheryl Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 
Randall Bailey, Interdenominational Theological Center 
Madipoane Masenya, University of South Africa 
Shively Smith, Boston University
Renita Weems, Ray of Hope Community Church 
Vincent Wimbush, Institute for Signifying Scriptures 
Presider, Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa, SBL President
Moderator, Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary, SBL Council Chair

Register here to attend this session

Day 2, Thursday, August 13 (evening session 7:00–9:00 pm EDT USA): 

#BlackScholarsMatter: Lessons and Hopes

Panelists will share their learnings and dreams concerning teaching, writing, and being Black biblical scholars in the academy.

Ronald Charles, Saint Francis Xavier University 
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary
Steed Vernyl Davidson, McCormick Theological Seminary
Vanessa Lovelace, Lancaster Theological Seminary 
Kimberly Russaw, Christian Theological Seminary
Abraham Smith, Perkins School of Theology/Southern Methodist University 
Presider, Hugh Rowland Page, Jr., University of Notre Dame, SBL Council
Moderator, Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, SBL Council

Register here to attend this session