Covering the Land of Lincoln

LaRyssa D. Herrington | National Catholic Reporter

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LaRyssa D. Herrington, from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is a third-year doctoral student in systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame. She holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and social work from Greenville University and a master of divinity from Emory’s Candler School of Theology. Her current research works at the intersection of womanist theology, Mariology, theological anthropology, ritual studies and sacramental theology.

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Author and social activist bell hooks (Newscom/KRT/Donna Dietrich)

Comments: Black feminist author and social activist bell hooks continues to inspire many Black Catholics to use their vocations as clergy, laity, and theological educators to further transgress systems of oppression.

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