Peters named senior scholar for summer colloquium on reproductive justice

Professor of Religious Studies Toddie Peters is among the fellows participating in the Auburn/CrossCurrents annual summer research colloquium which this year is focused on reproductive justice. 

Professor Toddie Peters is serving as senior scholar for the Auburn/CrossCurrents annual summer research colloquium. This year's theme of reproductive justice is also the subject of Peters' latest book – "Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice."

The Auburn/CrossCurrents Research Colloquium, which has been offered for more than 30 years, brings together “fellows” (scholars of religion, sociologists, clergy, artists, activists and others) to work collaboratively on in-depth scholarly exploration of commonalities and differences. By creating an environment conducive to research, open reflection and scholarly inquiry, participants are encouraged to bridge the divide between scholarship and activism and to learn from each other by examining differing perspectives and questions that people bring from their different fields and social locations. 

This year marks the first addition of a senior scholar to the program. Peters was invited to serve in this role based on her expertise in the area of women's reproductive health, rights and justice.

At the Colloquium, fellows spend the month of July in residence in New York, pursuing individual research as well as gathering as a group for focused and facilitated discussions.