Eboni Marshall Turman

Faculty & Preacher

Eboni Marshall TurmanDr. Eboni Marshall Turman is the associate professor of theology and African American religion at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. She is a 2018 recipient of the Inspire Yale award, and a 2018 recipient of the Yale University Bouchet Faculty Excellence award for research and teaching. Turman co-chairs the Black Theology group of the American Academy of Religion and serves on the executive board of the Society for the Study of Black Religion. Her research interests include the varieties of 20th century US theological liberalisms, most especially Black and Womanist theological, social ethical, and theo-aesthetic traditions. In addition to several journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon. Her current book project is tentatively titled, Black Woman’s Burden: Male Power, Gender Violence, and the Scandal of African American Social Christianity, and she has recently begun preliminary research for her third monograph titled, Loves the Spirit: The Black Womanist Theological Idea. A retired concert dancer and ordained minister of the gospel in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Turman formerly served as the assistant minister of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for over 10 years, where she was the youngest woman ordained to the gospel ministry and the second woman to serve the ordinances in its 211-year history. You may follow Turman @ebonithoughts.