Eboni Marshall TurmanAssistant Research Professor of Black Church Studies; Director of the Office of Black Church Studies
Duke Divinity School
407 Chapel Drive
Duke Box #90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968
A native of New York, Professor Marshall Turman served as the assistant minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City for ten years. She is the youngest woman to be licensed and ordained by, and the second woman to preside over the ordinances in Abyssinian’s 205-year history.
Her primary teaching interests span the breadth of social ethics as a discipline, especially 20th century social ethics and the historical development of American theological liberalism; liberation theology and ethics; sexual ethics, and postcolonial ethics. Her current research interests include womanist/feminist liberation theology and ethics, black church studies, difference theory, and W.E.B. DuBois. In addition to her various articles, Marshall Turman has a forthcoming book, Moving the Body: Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation (Palgrave MacMillan), and is currently working on her second book project, titled Prophetic Disruptions: Sexism and the Black Church.
Prior to coming to Duke, Professor Marshall Turman taught theology and ethics at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, N.C., and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, respectively. She is an ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., and is regularly called upon to preach and teach from pulpits across the nation.
- B.A. (Fordham University)
- M.Div., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York)