The Swope Lectures are excited to welcome our Spring '21 Lecturer, Dr. Terri Laws. Dr. Laws is an Assistant Professor in both Health and Human Services and African and African American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and her areas of research and scholarship include the study of health inequities and disparities, the ways spirituality impacts medical decision-making, and other topics related to medical ethics, race, and religion. Some of Dr. Laws' publications include "Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip Hop" (Co-author, 2014, Fortress Press), and "Tuskegee as Sacred Rhetoric: Focal Point for the Emergent Field of African-American Religion and Health" (Journal of Religion and Health, 2018).
The Swope Lectures are supported through a generous gift by Major Ianthe Swope, in honor of her mother Jane Hammer Swope '42. The Swope Endowment supports programs and speakers that address the topics of "Faith, ethics, values, and religion in society."
Link will be updated and publicized by late January here and at www.pugetsound.edu/spirituality.