AnneMarie Mingo is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University, and an affiliate faculty member in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. In 2018-2019 she was the Ella Baker Visiting Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Drawing on oral histories and ethnographies, her work in Christian Social Ethics centers on the lived experiences of Black Churchwomen who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Her research interests include 20th Century Black Freedom Struggles with a specific focus on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and South African Apartheid Movement, socio-religious activism of Black women, and theological and ethical influences in social movements. She also writes in areas of Black Church activism, peace and reconciliation, and the influence of Black music and media on social activism. She is the founder of the Cultivating Courageous Resisters project that works collaboratively to expand the work and equip intergenerational religious activists to help meet critical contemporary needs for social justice.
Prior to entering the academy, she worked as a corporate marketing executive with The Procter and Gamble Company for over eight years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL; a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL; a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ; and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
An ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, she has served as an Associate Minister at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church in Atlanta, GA, St. James A.M.E. Church in Newark, NJ, and maintains membership at St. Mark A.M.E. Church in Orlando, FL. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and active in numerous academic guilds. AnneMarie is the founder of Sister Scholars, an organization that supports Black women with or pursuing doctorate degrees. She served as the field researcher for the Atlanta site of Howard University's School of Divinity's Equipping the Saints project. Dr. Mingo seeks to join theory and praxis in both the Academy and the Church in ways that transforms lives and transforms for the world.
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