Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series in Religious Studies set for April 21

University of Detroit Mercy’s annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture Series in Religious Studies will be on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This year’s featured speaker is Gale A. Yee, Nancy W. King professor of biblical studies emerita at Episcopal Divinity School at Union in New York City. Yee will discuss, “A View from the Underside: Poverty and Inequality in Ancient Israel and Today.”

Yee has authored and edited several books, including Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible as well as The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives. Her work focuses on critical analysis of the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament using postcolonial, ideological and cultural criticism. Additionally, Yee’s work also applies feminist and Asian-American interpretive frameworks to biblical texts. She has received numerous awards and honors, including serving as the President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2019.

For more information and to register, contact Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Todd Hibbard at 313-993-1088 or hibbarja@udmercy.edu.

Photo of Gale A. Yee, Nancy W. King professor of biblical studies emerita at Episcopal Divinity School at Union in New York City.