Scholar Linda Thomas to Give Women’s History Lecture on March 10

February 18, 2021 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

As a professor of theology and anthropology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Linda Thomas’ academic interests focus on cultural anthropology and its intersection with theology, ethics, and African-American and gender studies.

On March 10 in a virtual format, Thomas will present In Pursuit of Justice: Womanist Non-Binary Perspectives About Intersectionality, Trauma, Lament and Hope, this year’s Genevieve Staudt Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst University. The annual Staudt lecture is given as part of the University’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

Thomas deeply and mindfully engages God’s presence in her life and work. She embodies a womanist perspective, which means she is anti-oppressionist, non-ideological, communitarian, and spiritual. Her aspiration is to teach women and men to think critically and pursue social justice in a wide variety of contexts.

Her lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10. Admission is free but registration is required. An access link to the virtual event will be provided closer to the event date. For questions, call (630) 617-5186 to leave a message, or email

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