Dr. Nichole Flores, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones, assistant professor of theology and African and African diaspora studies at Boston College, will discuss the future of Mariology, the study of Jesus’ mother, as part of Marquette University’s 15th annual Theotokos Lecture, hosted Thursday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Beaumier Suites at Raynor Memorial Libraries.
The Theotokos Lecture, hosted by the Department of Theology, is dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and takes its name from an ancient honorific title given to her. The 15th edition of the lecture asks: “Where should the study of Jesus’ mother go?” Flores and Adkins-Jones have ideas and will share them in a thrilling conversation and exploration of Mariology’s future.
No registration is required to attend.
Flores researches the constructive contributions of Catholic and Latinx theologies to notions of justice and aesthetics to the life of democracy. Her research in practical ethics addresses issues of democracy, migration, family, gender, economics (labor and consumption), race and ethnicity, and ecology.
Adkins-Jones’ scholarship specializes in Mariology and black feminist and womanist thought. Her first monograph offers a theological account of the rise of the global sex trade. Centering the icon of the Black Madonna, the book holds accountable theological notions of purity and rape at the site of Black flesh.