2018 New Scholars Award Winners
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards!
Both Elizabeth Gish’s and Angela N. Parker’s work represent emerging scholarship in the field of feminist and womanist studies in religion. Gish and Parker carefully dissect familiar rhetorics that ostensibly spell care and concern for human flourishing, but actually inhibit young women’s agency and the recognition of power differentials within the early Christian movement, respectively.
The Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards were so named in honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of JFSR, on the occasion of her 70th birthday (April 2008). Elisabeth’s contributions to fostering critical feminist scholarship and building solidarity for change run deep and wide. By naming these awards given to promising feminist scholars after Elisabeth, we recognize both the historical impact of her work, as well as the many ways that her acumen and energy continue to enrich, inspire, and advance feminist studies in religion.
The Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholars Awards signal our awareness of the need to encourage and give recognition to the emerging voices of new scholars, whose research and insights will shape the future of feminist studies in religion.